Indian PM Manmohan Singh invites Nawaz to India

"PM extends his congratulations to Nawaz Sharif and his party for their emphatic victory in Pakistan's elections."

Web Desk May 12, 2013
"PM extends his congratulations to Nawaz Sharif and his party for their emphatic victory in Pakistan's elections." PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh invited Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif to visit India via Twitter, Express News reported on Sunday.

Earlier in the day, Manmohan Singh had congratulated Sharif on unofficially winning the elections by clear majority.

Singh also tweeted about future Pak-India ties.

The Indian PM also congratulated Pakistanis on the election turnout.

Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid also congratulated Nawaz  on coming to power even before all the results were declared.

“India welcomes whatever result that comes out of a democratic election,” Khurshid told television channels as results began to come in.

“Our government has had relations with Nawaz Sharif. Congratulations will also be offered from Prime Minister’s (if he wins).”

“I hope we can continue to have good relations [with Pakistan] if he comes to power,” he said


Enlightened | 8 years ago | Reply

@Cynical: Appreciate your post. Nawaz Sharif should visit his ancestral place after taking over as Pakistan PM which would cement friendship between the people of both countries. The people of India and ruling party have welcomed the outcome of elections results in Pakistan. In the fitness of the things, Pakistan military should cooperate with the new regime for normalisation relations between the two countries and abandon its decades old policy of exporting terrorism across the border.

kaalchakra | 8 years ago | Reply

Cynical and Rahim Khan

Great posts. That is why Islam decries nationalism - which is rightly called the refuge of scoundrels. Instead we need to follow the nationalism of Islam alone, focus on the interests and points of view of Muslims exclusively. In following this clear path, a true universal brotherhood of humanity can be reached. UnIslamic nationalism - unguided by Allah and lacking in morals - is a terrible thing. But let's hope Pakistan soon builds itself as a nation because the nationalism of Pakistan is in line with the interests of Muslims and thus what Allah would Himself want.

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