ISLAMABAD: Opposition parties have welcomed Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif’s decision to visit India, saying Nawaz-Modi meeting is in the interest of both of the countries.
Opposition Leader in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Ahmad Shah said that PM Nawaz’s visit to India was a good omen and that it would leave positive impact on region. The meeting between the two leaders would be in the interest of the two countries, he added.
Talking to a private TV channel on Saturday he said: “ I had told Nawaz Sharif from the very first day that he should attend Modi’s swearing-in ceremony. We should maintain good relationship with neighbouring countries. Dialogues have been going on and will continue to take place between the two countries on outstanding issues. We should go for burying the bitterness.”
PTI President Makhdoom Javed Hashmi said PM Nawaz Sharif’s visit to India would leave positive impact on the region. Modi extended invitation to PM Nawaz to visit India contrary to his electoral speeches, he said and added that PM Nawaz’s participation in the oath-taking ceremony of Modi was in the interest of both of the countries. Former president Asif Ali Zardari also welcomed the decision of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to attend the inauguration of Indian Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi. Spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the former president described the decision as “politically correct and wise”. JUI-F chief Fazalur Rehman also praised Nawaz Sharif’s decision, saying the Pakistani government had extended a goodwill gesture by accepting Modi’s invitation.
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