Good atmospherics exist, say experts on Krishna trip

September 7th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Good atmospherics exist for strengthening the peace process between Pakistan and India, said experts as Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna arrives here on three-day visit Friday.

Aziz Ahmed Khan, vice president of the Jinnah Institute and a former high commissioner to New Delhi, said that he was looking forward to both sides making incremental progress towards resolution of issues that have long bedevilled their ties.

He added that good atmospherics existed for strengthening the peace process, reported Dawn.

Amb Ali Sarwar Naqvi, executive director of the Centre for International Strategic Studies, added that it was important that Krishna’s visit was taking place but he didn’t expect anything spectacular other than the signing of a new visa regime and trade related measures.

“There has been talk of other things, but not enough ground work has been done to achieve that,” he was quoted as saying.

The newspaper noted that Islamabad and New Delhi seemed content with the little progress made over the past two years even though a big leap forward to normal neighbourly relationship has kept eluding them.

It said that everyone was keeping expectations low from the high-profile visit that could witness signing of the revised visa regime and some minor steps towards trade facilitation.

“But, what’s significant is that they are keeping engaged,” said an article in the daily.

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