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Nawaz Sharif says he will invite Manmohan Singh for swearing-in

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Nawaz-Sharif-AFPGTLahore, May 14 – In a major development in the future course of the India-Pakistan dialogue, PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif on Monday said he would invite his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh for his oath-taking ceremony.
The Pakistan PM also said that he would do everything possible to prevent a repeat of 26/11 and Kargil. Sharif has already indicated his desire to normalise “roller-coaster” ties with India.

There is no communique yet from the Indian government whether it will accept the Sharif’s invitation.

Prime Minister Singh had on Sunday lost no time in congratulating Sharif on his election victory, which will give him his third term as Prime Minister of Pakistan, and invited him to visit India at a mutually convenient time.

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In an unusually quick response even as counting of votes was underway in Pakistan, Singh conveyed India’s desire to work with him to chart a new course in Indo-Pak relations.

In a letter to Sharif, Prime Minister Singh said, “I look forward to working with you and your government to chart a new course and pursue a new destiny in the relations between our countries. I would also like to extend an invitation to you to visit India at a mutually convenient time.”

During the campaign, 63-year-old Sharif had vowed to revive the Indo-Pak peace process which was interrupted in 1999 by the then military ruler Parvez Musharraf who ousted him in a bloodless coup. Sharif had started the peace process with then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

INDIA TODAY