Lahore: PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif on Monday said he will invite Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Pakistan for his oath-taking ceremony as the new Premier.

Sharif invited Singh to visit Pakistan on Monday, media reported adding he said he would also invite Singh to his oath-taking ceremony.

Prime Minister Singh had on Sunday lost no time in congratulating Sharif on his election victory, which will give him his third term as Prime Minister of Pakistan. Singh had also invited him to visit India at a mutually convenient time.

PM invites Nawaz Sharif to visit India

In an unusually quick response even as counting of votes was underway in Pakistan, Singh conveyed India's desire to work with him to chart a new course in Indo-Pak relations.

In a letter to Sharif, Prime Minister Singh said, "I look forward to working with you and your government to chart a new course and pursue a new destiny in the relations between our countries. I would also like to extend an invitation to you to visit India at a mutually convenient time."

During the campaign, 63-year-old Sharif had vowed to revive the Indo-Pak peace process which was interrupted in 1999 by the then military ruler Parvez Musharraf who ousted him in a bloodless coup.


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