Suresh Kumar who is currently serving as the Charge D’ Affairs at the Indian Embassy in Islamabad, has arrived in Lahore for the first time since his appointment two years ago. The diplomat had breakfast with senior journalists, where he revealed an interesting tibit about food prices in the capital. He was recently purchasing groceries and was shocked to find out that the price of onions was Rs 300/kg, when in New Delhi it was Rs 20/kg.
Kumar also addressed the matter of improving business ties between India and Pakistan, by saying that Pakistani businessmen are refused a business visa in India because of the fact that there are no business ties between the two countries. To which Pakistani businessmen asked how will business ties between both countries improve if they aren’t given a visa. In response Dr Kumar stated that its like asking which came first- the chicken or the egg?
To answer another question, Kumar said that Gujranwala is the city of wrestlers, and felt that there should be wrestling and kabadi competitions between the two countries. Kumar also said that he will talk to the higher authorities in New Delhi to send an invitation to a delegation of journalists from Pakistan to visit India.