Major political parties hail PM’s decision to visit India

ISLAMABAD: Major political parties have on Sunday, welcomed decision of the Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to accept Indian invitation to participate in the swearing in ceremony of the newly elected Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) and Awami National Party (ANP) termed the decision a good omen by the government that would help bringing stability in the region.

Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Shah said the visit of the Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to India would have positive impact on the region.

He said the visit was in favor of both the countries as it would result in building cordial relations between the two sides.

“There should be friendly relations with the neighbors,” Khurshid Shah added.
He said he had advised the Prime Minister to participate in the oath taking ceremony of the newly elected Indian Prime Minister.

The opposition leader said these sort of visits and meetings would pave way for discussion over the disputed issues between the two countries.  President Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Makhdoom Javed Hashmi also welcome the decision of the government saying that the visit of the Prime Minister was in the interest of the country.

He said there would be progress over the core issues between Pakistan and India through these meetings.

Hashmi said cordial relations with the neighbors were in the best interest of the country.
JUI-F chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman also welcomed the decision of the government and said by accepting the invitation of India, the government had given positive gesture.

Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour of Awami National Party (ANP) said the Prime Minister had taken a very good decision to participate in the oath taking ceremony of Indian counterpart.