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Pakistan proposes balloon flight for Indo-Pak peace

A proposal has come that Atal and Pervez should take a balloon flight together to promote peace.

india Updated: Jan 05, 2004 13:41 IST
Asian News International
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Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf should take a hot balloon flight together for promoting peace between the two countries.

According to an Indian Balloonist Club press release, the proposal came from Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri, who said that Vishwa Bandhu Gupta, an Indian balloonist, should invite the two leaders for a flight on a "Peace Balloon" symbolising Indo-Pak friendship and peace.

It may be recalled that during the Indian MPs delegation's visit to Pakistan, Musharraf had agreed to the idea of a flight from Lahore to Amritsar with Gupta.

The idea of the balloon flight gained momentum recently when Vajpayee endorsed the idea of a SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) balloon of Indo-Pak friendship at Islamabad.

However, logistics and permission could not be obtained to make the flight possible, the Daily Times reported on Monday.

First Published: Jan 05, 2004 12:40 IST