Book on Indira Gandhi would play important role in improving Indo-Pak ties: Pak writer

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Karachi, May 5 (ANI): Keeping in view the global situation, it was imperative for both India and Pakistan to work together for improving ties, and her book: "Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi" would play its due role in the peace process, Pakistani author Azra Gorakhpuri has said.

Speaking during the launch of the book at the Karachi Press Club, Gorakhpuri said it was important for both India and Pakistan to maintain a cordial relationship with each other for durable peace in the region.

Gorakhpuri recalled that she first met former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in Lucknow in 1979, The Daily Times reports.

She said her book, which has been written in Hindi, contains intriguing details of Indira Gandhi's life. The book has detailed description about India's first women Prime Minister's childhood and her growing up days.

Gorakhpuri said she has also included some of Indira's personal memories about her marriage with Feroze Gandhi and the dispute with her father Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru that followed her marriage.

Gorakhpuri said she wanted to present the book to both of Indira's daughter-in-law's-Sonia Gandhi and Maneka Gandhi, and also expressed the hope that her book, which she said is based on true facts, would play a significant role in improving Indo-Pak ties. (ANI)

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