Pakistani PM invited for Modi’s swearing-in ceremony

NEW DELHI: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been invited, along with heads of other SAARC nations, to attend the swearing-in ceremony of India’s next Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 26, according to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sources.

Nirmala Sitharaman, a spokeswoman for the Bharatiya Janata Party, said all heads of government from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) “have been given invitations to be present at Mr Modi’s swearing in.”

The Hindu nationalist party had emerged victorious in the general elections held in the world’s largest democracy during the past two months.

Following the success of the BJP in the elections, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had phonedthe party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his party’s win in Indian elections and extended an invitation to him to visit Pakistan.