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PM Nawaz to attend Modi's oath-taking

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi as India's new Prime Minister, ARY News reported on Saturday.

The decision has been made after consultations with the political and military leadership, sources said.

Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and allies had emerged victiorious with a landslide win in the recent general elections of India.

Narendra Modi had invited Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other heads of the government of the SAARC region to attend his oath taking ceremony scheduled to be held on this Monday.

Pakistan's foreign office had earlier said that the invitation to the prime minister has been received from the Indian High Commission in Islamabad and has been under consideration.

A spokesman of the government today announced that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit New Delhi to attend the swearing-in of Mr. Modi as the Prime Minister of India.

Some key ministers will also be accompanied with the prime minister during his goodwill visit of the neighboring country.

A one on one meeting is also likely during the prime minister's visit of India, sources said.




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