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Pak PM invites Lata as state guest

entertainment Updated: Aug 09, 2010 15:19 IST
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PM Yousuf Raza Gilani

Music is truly capable of transcending boundaries. An invitation to Lata Mangeshkar by Pak PM Yousuf Raza Gilani proves just that. If all goes well, the ace singer would grace Pakistan as state guest.

During a dinner meeting with singer Adnan Sami in Islamabad last week, Gilani raised the question of Lataji’s long-pending visit. “She owes it to her fans in Pakistan, which includes me,” the Pakistani PM apparently told Adnan.

He then asked Adnan to bring the melody queen to Pakistan as the country's state guest.

LataConfirming the invitation from Pakistan’s PM, Adnan tells Mumbai Mirror, "Yes, Gilani saab has invited Lataji through me. He is a huge fan of hers. So is Nawaz Sharif for that matter."

Adnan is quite excited about 'escorting' Lata to Pakistan. Says Adnan, "Lataji has been invited as a state guest to Pakistan. I will personally escort her and will make sure she is looked after properly like a Bharat Ratna should be. Lataji is a national treasure not only in India but also in Pakistan. Just the thought of her visit has filled Pakistani people with a feeling of elation. She must go there. I will make sure it happens."

While Lata is yet to say yes, her Pakistan fans must have already started celebrating.