Islamabad, 24 May-2014(Dawn):Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has confirmed his attendance at Narendra Modi’s swearing in ceremony to be held on May 26. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Sartaj Aziz is also expected to accompany Sharif to the event.
In a bold step to embark on a policy of regional engagement, Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi had invited the leaders from the neighbouring SAARC nations, including Pakistan and Bangladesh to his oath taking ceremon as the country’s new head of state. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) processed invites to leaders from the eight-member SAARC.
Sharif’s confirmation comes after days of consideration and has been the subject of much speculations and discussions among the Indian political leaders.
News agency PTI added ,
Commenting on this JD(U) leader KC Tyagi said, “We welcome Nawaz Sharif to India, and also welcome Modi’s changed policies, even though during whole poll campaign he spoke against Pakistan.”