Nawaz dons turban gifted by Modi at granddaughter’s wedding

Modi came bearing gifts for the entire Sharif family during his surprise visit to Pakistan on Friday

News Desk December 28, 2015

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was sporting at his granddaughter's wedding on Sunday a pink turban gifted to him by his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.

The ‘Indian Rajasthani pink turban’ Nawaz was wearing was gifted to him by Modi during his surprise visit to Pakistan on Friday, a source at the premier's Jati Umra residence told the Press Trust of India. 

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"Wearing the gifted turban of Modi itself shows Sharif's sincere intention towards the neighbouring country. Besides, it also demonstrates that Sharif values the gift of Modi," the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) source added, according to the Times of India.

During his surprise visit which caused frenzy worldwide, Modi came bearing gifts for the entire Sharif family and also congratulated the premier on his granddaughter’s wedding. Incidentally, the father of the groom, well known industrialist Chaudhry Munir, had been the first person to shake Modi’s hand when he got off the car at the premier's ancestral house in Raiwind on Friday evening.

PM Nawaz celebrated the wedding of his granddaughter Mehrun Nisa on Sunday evening. Around 2,000 guests attended the Valima ceremony of the couple who had studied at the London School of Economics.

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Several VVIP guests had travelled from Saudi Arabia to be present at the occasion. The source said that the Valima ceremony would also be held in UAE and the UK next month because many friends of the Sharifs could not make it to Lahore.

Modi flagrantly broke with diplomatic protocol to pay a surprise birthday visit to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, betting his personal brand on his ability to revive a troubled relationship. Spurning official talks in Islamabad, India’s leader chose to make an intimate trip to the premier’s ancestral residence near Lahore Friday, where he was celebrating his birthday and the wedding of his granddaughter.

A source present in the meeting said the leaders of the nuclear-armed arch-rival nations “chatted like old friends” as they ate vegetarian food, with the Indian premier telling Sharif, “Your sincerity is beyond doubt”.

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Modi’s stunning decision to drop in for talks with Pakistan’s leader – something ex-premier Manmohan Singh failed to achieve in ten years of power – was roundly welcomed.

This article originally appeared on Times of India.


Salim Khan | 7 years ago | Reply Honestly, he looks Regal. He looks majestic in that Pink turban usually worn by the Kings and princess in India.
Raja Porus | 7 years ago | Reply "Well-renowned industrialist" Chaudhry Munir is always the first to shake hands of visiting dignitaries as he used to do during the governments of his former best friends and masters Pervez Musharraf, Chaudhry Parvez Elahi, Asif Ali Zardari, and now his new best friend and father of his samdhan Mian Nawaz Sharif. Let's see who will be in the next government in Pakistan and we will see Chaudhry Munir again in the front like a puppy wanting to shake the hands of the next visiting dignitary. People like him are called ruthless opportunists and no wonder his nickname in Lahore is Munir Dholki.
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