ISLAMABAD – The Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has decided to attend the oath taking ceremony of nominated Prime Minister of India Narendar Modi in New Delhi after holding extensive consultations.
According to the correspondent reports of one television network the decision to visit New Delhi on May 26 was taken on Saturday in a special meeting.
Report also claimed that Nawaz Sharif would likely to take Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar with him.
However, reports suggest that though Nawaz Sharif and Narendar Modi would likely to meet face to face but there are no chances of dialogues on any specific issues.
PakistanTribe reported on Thursday that the majority of the federal cabinet wants Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to attend the oath taking ceremony of would-be Indian premier Narendar Modi.
“Inviting all South Asian country’s leaders at the ceremony was in fact for indirectly inviting the premier of Pakistan,” one source said. The source also maintained that until now, no final decision was taken in the matter. “Final decision would be taken after holding consultation with all stakeholders and coalition partners,” one source privy to power corridors of Islamabad told PakistanTribe.
The analysts and veteran diplomats in Pakistan hold a mixed stance over this invitation. Some see it as a chance to revive relation with a new government from day one. While others believe it would be too early to make any move.
Sherry Rehman, the former ambassador of Pakistan in US, said “Consider everything and also consider what message you would send to the new government in India by refusing this invitation.”