Nawaz says would invite Indian PM Singh to oath-taking

LAHORE: Nawaz Sharif on Monday said his government would establish friendly ties with India, adding that he would invite Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his oath-taking ceremony to Islamabad.

Speaking to foreign correspondents at his Raiwind residence, Sharif called upon Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaaf to respect the mandate of the people and accept the results of the elections.

He further said that his government would devise a national policy to tackle the problem of terrorism. Referring to the attack on PML-N leader Sanaullah Zehri in Balochistan, Sharif said it was not fair to say that terrorism had not affected PML-N.

We will contact every party for the purpose of forming our policy on terrorism, Sharif said, adding that the PML-N government would respect the mandate given to parties by the people from the areas where they have won.

He moreover said that economic revival was the PML-N’s top priority. On a question pertaining to US drone attacks in Pakistan’s northwestern tribal areas, Sharif said his government would try to convince America to stop those. He said his government will help US forces withdrawing from Afghanistan.

He further said that the PML-N government in its first 100 days would come out with policies on all major issues confronting Pakistan, such as terorirsm, the economy et cetera. Sharif said Pakistan will become the Asian tiger in his government.

Courtesy: DAWN

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