KARACHI - 'The 1947 partition was a traumatic event of the 20th century, which continues to haunt us. The peace process among the two countries should not be disturbed by Mumbai like incidents. We should not try to find solution of our problems by emulating western world. Indias former Foreign Minister Jaswant Singh said this during his talk at the launch of his book 'Jinnah-India-Partition-Independence at Mohatta Palace Museum in Karachi Tuesday, which was organized by Oxford University Press. Former military man-turned-politician, who served India as foreign and finance minister and on other posts, is currently on a literary tour to Pakistan to launch his book which created quite a stir in India last year. Jaswant Singh through his book raised questions about why the partition took place at all and who was responsible for it - Jinnah, the Congress party, or the British. He examined in depth the Jinnahs political journey from 'an ambassador of Hindu-Muslim unity to the sole spokesperson of Muslims in India and eventually the creator of Pakistan. Before his lecture and launch of book, speaking at a press conference, Singh said that peace process must continue between the two countries, India and Pakistan, while civil society has to accelerate pressure for peace, dialogue and people-to-people contact. If peace does not prevail in the region, the people of both the countries will continue to live in the poverty, he said. Referring stir and incidents of burning of copies of his book in India, Mr Singh said that some section of society got angry in his country, but I am fully satisfied with my work because history is a reality which could not be distorted. He advocated for relaxation of visa process, and expressed his wish for an era in which people of both the countries can travel without visa and continued that super stars like Shoib Malik and Sania Mirza can meet easily, but thousands of people who have relatives across the border at Rajisthan, at minor distance of 3 km, could not met since long time. He said that the poor people should get relaxation in visa process. Jaswant Singh said that both the countries should involve themselves to open routes, which were before 1965 and Berlin Wall of differences should be collapsed. To a question about Americas role in region, he said that America or any other foreign force could not provide resolution to problems on a permanent basis, but it will come through home-grown remedies. He also questioned the presence of the NATO forces in Afghanistan, saying that Afghanistan could be occupied but it could not be conquered, so why the NATO forces are here? To a query about Indias harsh attitude to hold back negotiation process after Mumbai incident, Jaswant Singh replied that peace process between two countries should not be disturbed by Mumbai like incidents. However, he said that it would be advisable if Pakistan address certain questions which New Dehli given to Islamabad pertaining to investigation the Mumbai terror attack occurred during last year. He further said that after world war-II, the British Empire was exhausted; even they faced money and manpower problems, which compelled them to left the subcontinent. However, two words, 'quit India movement also gained much strength and forced the British to partition, he maintained. When asked about emergence of South Asia Union in near future, he said that he is not seeing any such organization in near future, but Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh should work with unity as we are very close due to our same cultural heritage and ways, adding that this force could stimulate us towards a future regional association otherwise South Asia will face new challenges like colonialism era. During his lecture, he said that he wrote book as search of history and serving the cause of peace as there is no price of peace. Earlier, Ameena Saiyed, Managing Director Oxford University Press welcomed the guest and highlighted the book of Jaswant Singh. Meanwhile, a large numbers of audience including prominent personalities like Sardar Sherbaz Mazari, Kamal Azfar, Nisar Ahmed Khuhro and others also participated in the book launch.