ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Thursday said he hoped the new Indian government would respond to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s ‘region first vision’ and his policy of peace and development.

Inaugurating five-day ‘Pakistan Show’ in Amritsar, India, Basit said Pakistan wanted peace and prosperity among the two countries and the region as a whole, said a press release.

The trade fair, held between May 8 and 12, is being jointly organised by the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry. More than 100 Pakistani exhibitors are displaying goods.

Basit said the trade fair pointed to the enormous potential existed in both countries. He emphasised that the two nations must preserve to create an environment of bonhomie.