Surprise! Surprise! PM Modi heads to Pakistan today to meet Sharif

Surprise! Surprise! PM Modi heads to Pakistan today to meet Sharif

By: || Updated: 25 Dec 2015 11:35 PM
New Delhi: Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed on Thursday raised question on PM Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif meeting in Pakistan. Saeed posted a video on microblogging site Twitter in which he said, “Welcoming Indian PM in such a grand manner, full of warmth is not right.”



Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday surprised everyone with his announcement that he would head to Pakistan from Kabul instead of returning to meet PM Nawaz Sharif.

In a tweet, he said he wished Sharif on his birthday. He informed he would drop by to Lahore to meet Sharif.

“Looking forward to meeting PM Nawaz Sharif in Lahore today afternoon, where I will drop by on my way back to Delhi,” he wrote.


Meanwhile, Sushma Swaraj has welcomed the announcement. 


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Sartaj Aziz, foreign affairs adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on Wednesday proposed January 16 for talks between the foreign secretaries of Pakistan and India.

“Pakistan is now waiting for India’s response to the proposed dates,” Dwan online quoted Aziz as saying.

The foreign secretary-level talks between the two countries will be held in Islamabad, Aziz said.

In the meeting held between Sharif and the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the ‘Heart of Asia’ conference here earlier this month, Swaraj said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Pakistan during 2016.

Both the countries have agreed to reinitiate a comprehensive dialogue process, Swaraj had said during a joint press conference later.

PM Modi is in Kabul currently.

Delegation-level bilateral talks between India and Afghanistan were held here on Friday, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani respectively.

"Deepening India-Afghan friendship. PM & President lead delegation level talks over breakfast at Dilkosha Palace," External Affairs Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted.

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