Islamabad: Despite his son’s illness Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has kept his schedule unchanged for World Cup semi-final venue at Mohali. An IAF (Indian Air Force) chopper is assigned to take him on Wednesday from Chandigarh, says a report.

Sources said that the protocol division of the Foreign Office has begun arrangements for the visit on an emergency basis.

According to sources Gilani will go to Chandigarh in a special plane and then the IAF chopper will ferry him to Mohali where explosive cricketing action will be witnessed by him and his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh.

The media report said a delegation of about 50 people will accompany the prime minister. Some federal ministers and members of the parliament are expected to be a part of the prime minister's associates.

(Agencies)