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Pak issues advisory, but its citizens feel 'safe' in India

punjab Updated: May 08, 2013 21:04 IST
Aseem Bassi
Aseem Bassi
Hindustan Times
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Even though Pakistan has issued an advisory to its citizens to exercise due caution and care while in India after the Sarabjit-Sanaullah attacks, but the Pakistani nationals seem having no issues and feel totally safe in India.

This advisory has come after the killing of Indian prisoner Sarabjit in Lahore jail and later attack on Pakistani national Sanaullah Ranjay in Jammu jail.

As HT Talked to various Pakistani Nationals who reached India through the Lahore-Delhi bus, each of them stressed that they feel very comfortable in India and there was no element of scare.

And even they don't feel that the Sarabjit-Sanaullah issue will deteriorate ties between the two countries.

Talking to HT, Ghanshyam Das, a Hindu, who lives in Pakistan said, "I heard about the advisory in news but I am not taking any extra caution while in India because I feel it is very safe.

I have come after eight years to attend a marriage and I feel same, he added.

Another Pakistani National, Mohammad Qayum said, "Yesterday I saw the news about advisory on television. But it never scared me. I am in India and will be here for business issues for few days. There is nothing that fears me and most of other people."

On a question then why such advisory was issued, Qayum said, "Politicians may know this better. We are businessmen and hardly think over such decisions taken by the government's."

He also mentioned that it doesn't seem that prisoner attack issue will hamper relations further but stressed that it will be fine soon.

Another Pakistani passenger Mohammad Yasin, who was also on a private visit to India said, "There seems no difference between India and Pakistan. Security is no issue in India and it is always good visiting here."

On a question, Yasin said that their haven't been many reactions about the attacks in prisons.