While suspense over Nawaz Sharif’s response to the invitation to attend Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony continued on Friday, the Pakistan Prime Minister was learnt to have received diplomatic advice to make the trip in the interest of improving bilateral ties.
The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi has strongly recommended that Sharif should attend the ceremony on May 26, top sources told The Indian Express.
The advice has been backed by the Pakistan Foreign office, which too has recommended in favour of the visit, Dawn reported on Friday.
Also on Friday night, Sharif’s daughter rooted for cordial relations. “I personally think cordial relations with new Indian govt should be cultivated. Will help remove psychological barriers, fear & misgivings…It’s upon the leaders to lead their countries & ppl [people] to peace & conciliation,” Maryam Nawaz Sharif tweeted.
Sharif will take a political call after taking “domestic factors” into account. Diplomatic sources in Delhi said the delay in responding was a “positive sign”. The prolonged consultations in Islamabad meant the invitation had been taken “seriously”, and would produce a “mature response”.
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MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said on Friday that India was “awaiting” Pakistan’s response. “We are patient people.”