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Rajnath stresses for cordial ties with Pakistan

Pakistan Punjab Minister of Industries Shiekh Allauddin was present in the viewers' gallery and exchanged greetings with Rajnath

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with the BSF Officers and personnel during his visit to the Joint Check-Post (JCP) Hussainiwala border, in Ferozepur district. (Photo: PTI)
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with the BSF Officers and personnel during his visit to the Joint Check-Post (JCP) Hussainiwala border, in Ferozepur district. (Photo: PTI)

Union Home Minister said on Tuesday that wanted cordial and peaceful relations with and "expected reciprocity" from

The minister, who arrived at the joint checkpost between and in Punjab's district to open a new viewers' gallery and museum, said: "wants cordial and peaceful relations with its neighbour. has taken many initiatives to ensure that both the neighbouring countries co-exist in an atmosphere of peace and mutual trust.

"We expect reciprocity to our repeated overtures of friendship and goodwill from in future," said in his address. border is about 250 km from here.

Punjab Minister of Industries Shiekh Allauddin was present in the viewers' gallery and exchanged greetings with

Punjab Chief Minister and (BSF) Director General K.K. Sharma were also present on the occasion.

Terming the BSF as the first wall of of the country, lauded its troopers who he said guarded the border whatever the weather.

The Home Minister said people living in border areas were strategic assets for the country. He urged the BSF personnel to take care of the border residents while performing their duties.

also paid tribute to martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev at the memorial at

First Published: Tue, October 17 2017. 22:52 IST
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