NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi can help in improving the relations between Pakistan and India, Pakistan-India Business Council (PIBC) chairman Noor Muhammad Kasuri said, adding, Modi is one of the most “straight forward and outspoken” person.
“I feel that the atmosphere has changed for the better in both the countries towards each other, and I think it will continue. Politically speaking, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi is a very straight forward and outspoken leader, and I feel in the presence of such a strong-willed person, India and Pakistan relation has got a new breakthrough,” PIBC chief said.
“I think in the last few years, things have changed for the better between both the countries. Perception and mindset of people have changed. Coming from Pakistan, we feel that why should we spend more money on importing things from other countries when we have India as a neighbour. It will be much easy to import from them,” he said.
Kasuri was in Delhi to grace the launch of Lifestyle Asia 2016 edition. The exhibition, which began on Friday, focuses on Pakistani and Indian craft, with over 60 stalls displaying designer and brand creations from both countries. Crockery, footwear, formal wear, bridal wear, artificial jewellery and Pakistani suits — there’s something for all.
“Our purpose is to make the relation between India and Pakistan smooth and the reason behind this exhibition is the same. This is about people-to-people contact,” he said.