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with cross border journalism rising? After the visit of Indian delegation last November, 14-member Pakistan journalist delegation arrived in Mumbai for a new bridge on line of control. Exchanging Saafa- traditional cloth hanging around the neck with the Indian Counter parts, delegation leader and Karachi Press Club president Tahir Hasan Khan began a new chapter in the history of IndoPak relation. He said: “We are extremely happy to be in India. I am sure this effort by Karachi and Mumbai Press clubs will help improvising relations between India and Pakistan and more importantly strengthening the people-to-people contacts between the neighbours.” In this time where Pakistan is facing critical situation and his international relations is getting worst day by day, not only government but the citizens are trying to make good relations with their neighbors. The recent visit may be a part of peace process but the question is that “Will Pakistan maintain this blossoming friendship; the history is just the opposite. But Gurbir Singh, President, The Press Club, Mumbai, hopefully said “The purpose of the visit is to promote a philosophy of understanding and tolerance between the two countries by increasing and improving the quality of media content when reporting on each other's country and mutual issues. This is expected to give a boost to the peace process between the two countries he also liked the barriers between India and Pakistan to the great “Beriln Wall” and said “this has to be demolished”.” Not only Gurbir is talking confidently but Jatin Desai, journalist and an Indo-Pak peace activist, regretted the fact that the both India and Pakistan allow just two journalists to represent in each other’s countries. “This obviously limits the scope of reporting by media.” Talking with the “Role of Media in Indo-Pak Relations” Karamat Ali, Executive Director, Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research, said “ when India and Pakistan cricket teams are playing cricket, those journalists who has covering cricket matches between the two countries always describe them as traditional rivals. Even in Pakistan, the Urdu media refers to them as ‘Azli Dushman’ which means eternal rivals as if we have been enemies right from the creation of this world. This language of hatred must stop.” Tahir Hasan Khan, President, Karachi Press Club, also emphasized on this issue, he said “journalists are not the part of the armies of both the nations, hence, they should avoid the language of hatred. “We are the people and we report to the people. We the media persons should report on people related developments and contribute to maintain peace and harmony between our nations.” Yes it’s the warm welcome by Mumbai Press Club but the state more and more time and respect. Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil declared that he would actively take up the issue of easing the visa regime between the neighbouring countries. “I will personally take up the issue with External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, who was our Governor,” media has a major role to play in the Indo-Pak peace process. The government level efforts alone would not suffice, he added.
” Fazil Jamili. “But this time I am very amibitious with this beginning.” Earlier the words “go to hell” for the Indian Armies. Now the words have soften. cricket so on and so forth. This is the fact that Journalists in Pakistan are playing very important role even against their government like in the case of Amir Ajmal Kasab. the cloths. It was very difficult because it was not only against the Pakistan Government but also was in support of Indian Claim. the food. “I am feeling like home. Can we see anything like this in by the Indian Journalists.Tahir Hasan Khan shared his earlier experience when he faced major problem. We don’t like it. If the visa restrictions for the journalists are lifted atleast for one year. now the trend has changed. Ironically it was media who dampend the effort of good relation. the people all are same.” Making a working group is a possibility through which the stories of India can be published in Pakistan and vice versa but the feeling of suspicion must end. The same way you will feel when we say Pak flag will be hoisted on Lal Qila. it will help in better understanding of the issues that will lead to good and positive reports. business. . The culture. Its in the hand of national and international security and spying agencies along with the poltiticians to leave petty politics and let the people to people contact begin through journalists working group.that was exposed by GEO news of Pakistan. He said. Editor internet of the Jung group said. We should avoid using bad words against each others like Pakistan is the part of Akhand Bharat.