LAHORE–Provincial Minister for Planning & Development Ch Abdul Ghafoor has said that Pakistan and India need to make combined efforts for removing misperceptions existing between the people of two countries and promotion of trade activity is the best means for promoting mutual contacts.

The Minister said this while talking to Indian delegation, led by prominent Indian Artist Shatrughan Sinha at Allama Iqbal International Airport, here Saturday.

The delegation was given a warm send-off. In his talks Ch Abdul Ghafoor said that peace is essential for progress and development in the region and the leadership of both the countries will have to display large-heartedness for this purpose. He said that India should accept Pakistan as a reality.