KATHMANDU – The Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif has refused to use bulletproof car provided by India during his stay in Nepal for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit apparently following the security protocols.
According to an statement issued by the spokesperson of Nepal’s foreign office Nawaz Sahrif turned down the offer of using Indian bullet proof convoy vehicle to move around in Kathmandu.
However, the spokesperson Khaga Nath Adhikari turned down any possibility of trust deficit between two nations behind this move. He said “It’s not that they have refused to use an Indian car. When the US president travels, he also brings his own car, it is not an issue.”
Not to forget that even prior to elections last year, Nawaz Sharif had made relations with India a prime focus of his campaign speeches. He had always hoped for both nations to forget their past and work further to end poverty in Subcontinent. Nawaz Sharif has also attended the oath taking ceremony of the Indian premier Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
Nawaz Sharif had also written a special letter to Narendra Modi requesting him to hold separate meeting on the sidelines of SAARC summit.