New Delhi [India], September 13 (ANI): In a bid to enhance cordial ties with India, the Pakistan Bar Council has invited a cricket team of lawyers, both men and women, from India to visit the neighbouring during October this year for a match in Pakistan followed by another in India.
The proposal involves Men’s and Women’s cricket matches to be played in Karachi and Rawalpindi in Pakistan.
Hassan Raza Pasha, Chairman Executive Committee, Pakistan Bar Council in an invitation letter to Adish C Aggarwala, Senior Advocate and Chairman of All India Bar Association on Tuesday stated that the initiative is being taken to enhance harmony and cordial relations between lawyers of both countries.
“During this visit, the exchange of views and experience will help both sides to understand the legal system of India and Pakistan. This initiative will increase our legal acumen and knowledge,” the letter read.
It further said that the move will also strengthen our relationship between bar councils of both neighbouring countries.
“It will also foster cooperation in the field of law and through such visits, we can collectively work to bring a harmonious environment between the two countries. Your visit will bring prosperity and progress between the legal fraternity of both countries,” the letter added.
Adish Aggarwala, who is President of the Supreme Court Bar Association held a telephonic conversation with Hassan Pasha of the Pakistan Bar Council on this issue.
Aggarwala, former Vice-Chairman of the Bar Council of India said that the initiative is being taken to enhance the harmony and cordial relations between lawyers of both countries.
“We have received this invitation from the Pakistan Bar Council. It will be a good start as the relationship between both the countries improving positively and visiting each other’s countries, lawyers will gain experience and this will promote the brotherhood between both the countries,” he said.
“For India and Pakistan, cricket is not just a game, it is a highly emotional issue and this proposed tournament will bring back special memories for both cricket-loving lawyers of both nations,” Aggarwala said.
He noted that the cricket matches between India and Pakistan have the potential to promote harmony and improve bilateral relations between the two countries.
“Cricket is an incredibly popular sport in both India and Pakistan, and matches between the two teams often generate significant excitement and enthusiasm among fans. Sports, including cricket, have the unique ability to transcend political boundaries and bring people together. When India and Pakistan play against each other, it provides an opportunity for fans from both sides to engage in healthy competition, enjoy the game, and appreciate each other’s skills and talent. It can create a shared experience that bridges the gap between the two nations,” he said.
Aggarwala said that they will apply for permission. “We will soon be applying for permission from the concerned ministries of the Centre Government including Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Law and Justice and Ministry of Sports etc.,” he added. (ANI)
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