But Saturday will offer no such opportunity when Pakistan PM Raja Parvez Ashraf visits the famous shrine of Khawaja Moinuddin Chishty in Ajmer, barring basic diplomatic courtesies and a sumptuous lunch in his honour by external affairs minister Salman Khurshid.
The Pakistan leader will be traveling with his family members and officials and will have no substantial bilateral agenda. With the resumed dialogue process not making much progress and polls looming in Pakistan soon and in India a early next year, its doesn’t seem to be enough political capital to expend on the complex ties between the neighbours.
And the flare-up across the Line of Control in January has also hit the dialogue process and proved India-Pakistan dialogue is always prone to accidents.
Slain Soldier’s kin slam Pak PM’s visit
Agra: The relatives and family of Lance Nayak Hemraj Singh, who was beheaded by Pakistani soldiers, have opposed the Pakistan PM’s visit and have objected hospitality being extended to them. They said the Indian government should talk tough and held that such visit of Pakistani PM is an ‘insult’ to the martyrdom of Hemraj who was killed by the Pakistan Army.