LAHORE: Punjab University Centre for South Asian Studies (CSAS) has organized a seminar on ‘India-Pakistan Relations’. On this occasion, former Legal Advisor Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan Ross Masud was the keynote speaker while Director CSAS Prof Dr Umbreen Javaid, faculty members and MPhil/PhD scholars were present.
The guest speaker started his lecture with the onset of the Muslim rule in South Asia and its consolidation through a structured frame work, provided with an impetus by enormous Muslim rulers. It introduced cultural assimilation in the region, he added. Mr Masud also threw light on the inception of two nation theory which subsequently led to Pakistan movement. He said that India erected enormous problems to destabilize newly born state. He said that Kashmir and water issues were the key issues that have rendered the bilateral issues hostile. The speaker said that meaningful dialogue and effective diplomacy were the way forward to mitigate growing hostility between the two nuclear armed states.