India-Pakistan ties are rapidly improving since the meeting between NSAs of both the countries on December 6 in Bangkok. A different chapter in the new book was written on Friday when Pakistan’s popular parliamentarian and former cricketer, Imran Khan called on PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
“At his request, Pakistan MP and chairman of Tehreek-e-Insaf Party Imran Khan called on PM @narendramodi today,” external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup tweeted along with a picture of the two.
Swarup said Modi and Khan welcomed the recent thawing in relations between India and Pakistan and expressed the hope that these would lead to cooperative ties between the two countries.
“Mr Imran Khan invited PM @narendramodi to visit Pakistan,” Swarup said in another tweet.
After PM Modi met Nawaz Sharif during the COP21 summit in Paris, New Delhi took a step to mend ties with the Islamabad by sending external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj to Pakistan earlier this week for the Heart of Asia Conference on peace and stability in Afghanistan, during which a decision to restart a comprehensive bilateral dialogue covering the entire gamut of issues was taken.
Modi is scheduled to visit Pakistan next year to attend the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) Summit meeting.
Meanwhile, the meeting was followed by #ModiBegsIKforMeeting as the top trend on Twitter in Pakistan on Friday evening as tweets appeared in praise of Imran Khan and also some bashed Nawaz Sharif’s policies with India and Kashmir.
#ModiBegsIKforMeeting IK is in India to represent his people, to represent Pakistanis.. But Nawaz went their for the sake of his sugar mills— Shahbano Iqtedar (@shahbano_Iqt) December 11, 2015
#ModiBegsIKforMeeting Modi know that IK is The next Prime minister of Pakistan ♥♥♥— Nomy Sahir (@NomyPti) December 11, 2015