India, Pak artists hail talks resumption moves

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On board New Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi, Feb.6 (ANI): Artists from India and Pakistan travelling on the Shatabdi Express between New Delhi and Amritsar have hailed the Indian and Pakistan Governments decision to consider a resumption of talks between the two countries.

Chote Gulam Ali Khan and Hans Raj Hans, both world-renowned Sufi singers from India and Pakistan, said efforts should be made to encourage bilateral cooperation and love.

Both artists were traveling together from New Delhi to Jalandhar on Friday night after performing in Agra.

Peaceniks feel the need of the hour is to eradicate poverty and deal effectively with other socio-economic issues for the betterment of the people.

Chote Gulam Ali told ANI that he has been visiting India for the last 29 years.

"I always felt the same warm welcome and assured that the same warm feeling prevails in Pakistan for the people of India," he said.

On the perceived reduction in the trust deficit between the two countries, he said: "Dil Mein Ek Leher Si Uthi Hai Abhi Koi Taaza Hawa Chali Hai Abhi."

Remembering his last visit to Lahore, Han Raj Hans said: "Lahore is known for its hospitable and generous culture and that I had experienced during the visit to Lahore."

He views the peace between India and Pakistan as something that would ultimately benefit the world. By Ravinder Singh Robin (ANI)

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