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Pakistan considering over Indian invitation to PM

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has received invitation to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to attend the oath-taking ceremony of India’s next prime minister Narendra Modi on May 26th, citing the foreign office sources ARY News reported.

According to the foreign ministry sources, the matter whether Pakistan's Prime Minister will attend the oath taking of Modi or not, has been under consideration.

Indian media reports said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has accepted the invitation and will visit New Delhi to attend the oath taking ceremony of BJP's Narendra Modi as the next prime minister of India.  

A spokeswoman of BJP on Wednesday confirmed that all heads of government from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries have been invited to be present at Mr Modi’s swearing in.

A source of Pakistan's foreign office has confirmed receiving a formal invitation through the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.

The ministry, however, said that no decision yet taken as to who would represent Pakistan in the ceremony.

Bharatiya Janata Party, a party of Hindu religious right, won the general elections held in neighboring India during the past two months.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had telephoned the party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his party’s landslide victory in Lok Sabha elections. He also extended an invitation to Modi to visit Pakistan.

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