Top level summit meetings are on to improve Indo-Pak relations. Pakistan external affairs ministry is vociferous in its intentions to improve man to man relation between both the countries. In the midst of such utterances, the Pakistan High commission in Delhi today denied visas to two Indian doctors after keeping their visa application under suspended animation for ten days.
The doctors, sports medicine experts from the country, Dr P S M Chandran, President Indian Federation of Sports Medicine and Dr Rajesh Adhanu of Indian Army Medical Corps were invited by the Pakistan Olympic Association to attend the International Olympic Committee Solidarity Course in Sports Medicine in Islamabad during 1-4 March 2012 as resource person and delegate respectively. The course is being attended by doctors from eight Asian countries. Curiously, there is no official communication to the doctors on the denial of visa.
Instead the doctors were called to the High commission today and they were handed over the passports with out Visa and without any regrets. Well, if this is the way the Pakistan High Commission treats professionals from India intending to visit Pakistan, its attitude towards the common man who dreams of improving Indo-Pak relations could still be worse. This action from the Pakistan side also becomes significant when every one is taking of using sports as the best medium to connect the people across the border.