A large number of Pakistan's Olympians 12 Commonwealth gold medalists, government officials and members civil society were also present on the occasion at the memorable moment to convey a loving message in good will gesture and a message of peace under the joint venture of Indian media organization and Pakistan's leading news giant 'Jang Group' named 'Aman Ki Asha'.
A chain, made of handkerchiefs with peace messages enshrined on them formed by Pakistani children, also accompanied Queen's Baton Relay, which was exchanged by a similar chain from Indian children in New Delhi.
Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer at this occasion said that sporting activities will play a vital in the improvement of bilateral ties between the two countries.
Chief Minister of Indian Punjab Prakash Singh Badal said both the countries should take decisions in the interest of the people of Pakistan and India.
Famous singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan enthralled audience by presenting his famous songs. Jawwad Ahmad also amused the people with his performance.
Earlier on Thursday, on its way to India, the Commonwealth Games torch Queen's Baton Relay 2010 carrying the message of "Peace through Sports" landed at the Allama Iqbal International Airport.
Pakistan Olympic Association President Arif Hassan, Pakistan Baseball Federation President Shaukat Javed and other officials welcomed the delegation at the airport.
The Commonwealth Games XIX will be held in Delhi from October 3-14
Friday, June 25, 2010
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The News on Sunday Special Report: India Pakistan prisoners more editions
We probably didn't need to do this Special Report. Newspaper stories don't matter when it comes to Indians in Pakistani jails and vice versa. In fact, 'vice versa' sums it up. We do to them what they do to us.
Except when the two countries decide to begin talking, yet again! This time a little before the foreign secretary level talks, some Pakistani prisoners were released by India (and vice versa must have happened) and some more were release....read more
For the past 2 years the Jang Group and Geo have been working on a project of great national interest; one that we hope will help usher in an era of peace and prosperity in the country and indeed, in the region. And one that hopefully all Pakistanis can be proud of. more
The Jang Group has entered into an agreement with the Times of India Group, the largest media group of India, to campaign for peace betw