The Pakistan government is yet to take a decision on whether or not Sharif should travel to New Delhi.

"The Foreign Office has made the recommendation and the decision will most likely be in (its) favour," an official said.

The Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly, Khurshid Ahmed Shah, also urged Sharif to accept the invitation in the larger interest of the people of the two countries.

Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam had on Thursday said that the bitterness towards Pakistan shown during the election campaign in India would subside after the formation of a new government in New Delhi.

"We hope that when the new government takes over, the kind of atmosphere that prevailed during the election rallies will be left behind and we will get down to the business of statecraft," Aslam said.


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