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  Good News on Pakistan climbing


Dear friends, The good news about resumption of normal relationship between India and Pakistan may have already reached you through press and electronic media. The confidence building measures agreed to be implemented by both countries include:

1. Opening of bus service between Delhi and Lahore, already in operation.

2. Resumption of air flights from January 1, 2004

3. Resumption of train service from two border points Wagah and Kokhrapar and shipping between Karachi and Bombay which are being discussed.

4. Resumption of diplomatic ties at High Commission level and expansion of embassy staff.

5. Resumption of trade relations and grant of MFN status which is under consideration.

6. On Pakistan's initiative guns have been silenced on the LOC in Kashmir and there is ceasefire in operation all along the Kashmir front up to the Siachen theatre.

7. A delegation of the European Parliament is also visiting Pakistan to inspect the situation in Kashmir. Famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner is a member of the delegation. Subsequently it will also visit the Indian occupied Kashmir. These efforts are encouraging for peace in this region.

8. On top of all these measures, the Indian Prime Minister has  decided to attend the SAARC conference to be held in Islamabad in January 2004. The Indian PM has expressed his readiness to meet his Pakistani counterpart which he was reluctant to do earlier.

These measures have ended the political tension between the two countries and greatly improved the peace climate in the region.

Internally government has put a complete ban on religious extremist groups and closed their offices in Pakistan and have frozen their funds in Pakistani banks.

Meanwhile the British Airways in response to this bright outlook and in expectation of increased travel to Pakistan from the UK and the Continent has resumed its London-Islamabad flights from 01 December.

This is a very happy beginning and we are looking forward to a great boost in tourism to this part of the world. We hope that with your cooperation these prospects will materialize into real upturn in tourism in general and mountain tourism in particular in Pakistan. I would request you to kindly spread the good news.

With warm regards and good wishes for the new season.

Nazir Sabir

 

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