Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to attend Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Indian Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi on May 26 at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. “The Pakistan Prime Minister will be visiting India for the swearing-in ceremony,” confirmed PML(N) spokesperson Tariq Azim.

The PML(N) spokesperson denied that there were any differences between the civilian government and the Pakistani Army over his visit. “Consultation took place with the Army but there was no dissent between them and the authorities. All required parties were consulted and it was a general consensus that the should attend the event,” Tariq Azim said.

Azim added that Sharif wants to have good relations with India and is keen to start afresh. “We feel that too much has been said and too much apprehension has been showed towards the Indian PM. He has got the mandate and we believe that we can work with anyone who is elected as the leader,” he said.

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