WEB DESK: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. The PTI chairman is in New Delhi on a two-day visit to attend a moot on Indo-Pak relations. Modi had expressed desire to meet the PTI chairman.
Senior PTI leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Pak-India cricket series and relations between Islamabad and New Delhi came under discussion. Meanwhile, Vikas Swarup, a spokesman for India’s External Affairs Ministry tweeted a picture of Imran Khan and Narendra Modi at the meeting.
The spokesman said that the PTI chairman Invited Modi to visit Pakistan. “They welcomed recent developments in bilateral relations and expressed hope that these would lead to closer co-operative ties between the two countries,” he tweeted. The meeting comes a couple of days after Pakistan and India decided to resume Composite Dialogue to reduce tensions between the nuclear armed nations on sidelines of a regional conference on Afghanistan co-hosted by Islamabad and Kabul.
Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Advisor of Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz during her visit to Pakistan. The conference proved to be an icebreaker in relations between the two countries after two years of hostilities on border. Later, the PTI chief was seen along with former Indian captain Kapil Dev in an interview.
Earlier, PTI spokesperson Shireen Mazri on micro-blogging website, twitter, said her party chairman is in Indian capital on the invitation of India Today. Imran Khan is currently visiting neighbouring rival country India. He has been invited by “India Today” to attend a conference and the agenda of the conference is India-Pakistan relationships. India Today has invited Imran Khan as the major speaker in its conference which is a deliberate effort to get the both neighbouring countries closer to each other keeping in conscience that without mutual cooperation, both the countries will always lack behind and will not make progress.
Imran Khan has been called from Pakistan to give his point of view to make the Indian and Pakistanis to determine where the problem exists and how these could be resolved to bring peace and harmony between the two historically rival countries. Can both the countries come closer and be friend? This would probably be the topic of the conference.