Members of the Permanent Indus Commission delegation from Pakistan, who held talks with their Indian counterparts at New Delhi, visited Golden Temple before returning to their country.
The two-day meeting of the commission was led on the Indian side by Indus Water Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Saxena. Led by Pakistan’s Indus water commissioner Syed Muhammad Mehar Ali Shah, the Pakistan delegation had arrived through the Wagah-Attari border on March 22 for the first talks in over two-and-a-half years. Talking to mediapersons, Shah said: “Golden Temple is a sacred place. This is my first visit to this shrine and am overwhelmed by its ambience. This place signifies peace and mutual brotherhood. The issues pertaining to waters and others could be resolved through dialogue in a peaceful manner.” Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) honoured the seven-member delegation at the information office. They were gifted a set of books and robe of honour. Before that, they paid obeisance at the Golden Temple and listened to Gurbani Kirtan for some time.