Friendly relations with Pak could not be maintained until it curbs terrorism, says Mani Shankar Aiyar on PM’s Pakistan visit

Friendly relations with Pak could not be maintained until it curbs terrorism, says Mani Shankar Aiyar on PM’s Pakistan visit

By: || Updated: 26 Dec 2015 05:13 PM
New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar believed that friendly relations with Pakistan could not be maintained until Pakistan curbed terrorism. He said that the Prime Minister must have been pressurized by the leaders of various countries to carry on with the dialogue with Pakistan.

Meanwhile Congress leader Manish Tiwari launched a tirade at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his surprise visit to Pakistan, saying that the cost of his meals would be paid by the country in terms of national security.

Modi yesterday sprang a surprise with a 150-minute visit to Lahore where he greeted Sharif on his birthday and also greeted family members at the marriage function of Sharif's grand-daughter Mehrunnisa (daughter of Maryam Nawaz Sharif) at his Raiwind home.

The last visit to Pakistan by an Indian prime minister was in 2004 by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, whose 91st birthday fell yesterday and who is credited with bringing about a thaw in relations with Islamabad.

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