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7 Must Reads on Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's participation in Narendra Modi's swearing in

Saturday, 24 May 2014 - 6:24pm IST | Agency: DNA Webdesk

#1 Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be attending Narendra Modi's swearing in ceremony on May 26; bilateral meeting on May 27 
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has confirmed his attendance at Narendra Modi's swearing in ceremony to be held on May 26. Pakistan's Foreign Minister Sartaj Aziz is also expected to accompany Sharif to the event. The Pakistani premier's attendance will be a first in the history of the nuclear-armed rivals, which have fought three wars since independence in 1947.

#2 BJP delighted at Nawaz Sharif's nod, Congress wants terror issues raised
BJP today expressed "delight" at the decision of Nawaz Sharif to attend the oath taking ceremony of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister while Congress asked the new government to raise issues such as cross-border terrorism, slow pace of trial of 26/11 attacks and handing over of Dawood Ibrahim with the Pakistan premier.

#3 Hope Nawaz Sharif's nod to invite will mark new start in ties: Omar Abdullah
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said he was glad that Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif has accepted the invitation to attend Narendra Modi's oath-taking ceremony as Prime Minister and hoped that this would mark a new beginning in Indo-Pak relations.

#4 PDP welcomes Nawaz Sharif's decision to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in
Welcoming Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif's decision to attend Prime Minister elect Narendra Modi's oath-taking ceremony, PDP on Saturday hoped it will be a new beginning in Indo-Pak ties which would lead to progress on resolution of Kashmir and other issues.

#5 Shiv Sena mum on Nawaz Sharif's presence at Narendra Modi swearing-in
Key NDA constituent Shiv Sena, which has been vocal against Pakistan for "sponsoring" terrorism in India, today chose to remain mum on its Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accepting the invite to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony on May 26.

#6 Good news that Nawaz Sharif is attending Narendra Modi's swearing in, say Indian politicians
Cutting across party lines, Indian politicians on Saturday welcomed the news of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accepting India's invitation to attend the swearing in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi.

#7 The guest list of Narendra Modi's swearing in ceremony on May 26
Ending a three-day suspense, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif decided on Saturday to attend the swearing in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi on Monday, May 26, a day after which the two leaders will hold a bilateral meeting. Sharif, who was invited along with other six heads of governments and states of the SAARC grouping on May 21, will arrive in the Indian capital shortly before Modi is sworn in at Rashtrapati Bhavan at 6 pm.
 

 


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