It may be mentioned here that earlier on Saturday, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while addressing a conference in Islamabad, expressed his regret and dissatisfaction regarding the relationship of his country with its neighbours, especially India.

Sharif also said that Pakistan wants to improve ties with Afghanistan and hoped that the new leadership will cooperate with him.

The Pakistani leader also criticised moderate cleric Tahir-ul Qadri who has been challenging the government with a wave of protests resulting in clashes with police in Punjab.

The Pakistan PM also said that economic outlook of the county was changing and promised to tackle the crippling energy crisis and terrorism in the country.

Speaking on the issue, Congress leader Rajeev Shukla welcomed Sharif's remark and said it was a positive development for the two countries.

BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said it was high time leaders of the two nations joined hands for a friendly relationship.

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