Indian PM accepts invitation to visit Pakistan, says Fahim

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    ISLAMABAD: Commerce Minister Amin Fahim formally invited on Monday Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to visit Pakistan, reviving hopes that the two countries would fully exploit the potential of economic and business ties.
    Mr Fahim extended the invitation during a meeting with Dr Manmohan in New Delhi at the end of his visit, said a statement issued by the commerce ministry in Islamabad. The minister extended his three-day (Sept-27-30) trip and visited shrines of Sufis and other tourist spots in India.


    On return from India, Mr Fahim told reporters that the Indian prime minister has accepted the invitation to visit Pakistan.

    However, he did not say when would Mr Singh visit Islamabad.


    Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma is scheduled to visit Pakistan next month as the head of a delegation of businessmen.


    Mr Fahim expressed the hope that all hurdles would be removed to achieve the bilateral trade target of $6 billion over the next three years. According to him, the Indian prime minister said India wanted to see Pakistan a prosperous country.


    Mr Fahim said the Indian decision to reverse its earlier stand of blocking the EU trade package at the WTO would benefit Pakistan.


    The package was due to be implemented in January, but delayed because of resistance by India. The issue is now likely to be taken up for consideration on Oct 20.


    According to the commerce ministry, Mr Fahim praised active participation and keen interest taken by Pakistani and Indian business communities at business conclaves organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Mumbai and New Delhi.


    Dr Manmohan stressed that Pakistan and India should jointly fight poverty. He assured Mr Fahim of his government’s full cooperation in boosting trade between the two neighbouring countries.


    Indian PM accepts invitation to visit Pakistan, says Fahim | Newspaper | DAWN.COM
     
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    xXX-Nair:::Saab-XXx Regular Member

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    This Man is Disgrace to the Nation...When the Hell am i gonna get a Chance to vote Out this Idiot... Most Usless PM in the History of India...
     
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    Dont get rude. PM don't make policy. Don't worry he will not go. Rest for the PM ,he is the right man in wrong party. Don't blame him. In reality he is responsible for what ever progress India made so far
     
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    Haha Progress ... Idiots Dont Do progress of Country... He will get the Place where he Deserves the Most in Next election & Thats Dustbin... Along with Madam Gandhi , Munni Gandhi & Bachha Gandhi...
     
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    He should Move back to his Mother Land Pakistan... Mr. Useless have always been a Diplomatic Failure for India ... Even X NSA M K Nayaranan have Admitted it...
     
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    agree . only a fool will accept that Indians do have involvement in baloochistan. sharm al seikh me to besharmi ki had ho gayi thi.
     
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    I hope MMS will not go to Pakistan, If he goes then he should stay there only in Punjabistan.

    He is the weakest prime minister in last 64 years. :frusty:
     
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    The Idiot also Reversed the Decision on Blocking Pak from EU trade package which was offered to Pak after the Flood last year... but it couldnt be done Due to Indias resistance...
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    That is debatable.
     
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    Really- I was hoping this forum would have more smart indians capable of mature thought. all this cursing at MMS is asinine.... a man ( Pak minister) ask the PM - " I would like to invite you to visit Pak".... and what do you think MMS should say " phuck off"? He just gave a polite Yes.... it means nothing ( no schedule done, no dates set, no nothing)....

    and you guys are acting like children, hopping mad over it... grow up and think with some maturity...and BTW he is the greatest politician in India's history. Your economy is booming because of him.
     
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    :pound: You sure have a sense of humor.
     
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    Come on.. he is just one man.. that whole policy shift from socialism to free market was result of efforts of many people..he had little say in it..
    he is more powerful today than he was those days.. if he is so talented why cant he control price rise considering he is an economist..

    the development, and world respect that india experiences today was becoz of the foundation laid by atal bihari vajpayee govt..
     
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    The visit will allow a hands on view of the situation in Pakistan now that the US is getting tired of bailing out Pakistan always and every time with financial, economic, humanitarian and military aid.

    One should go the Chinese way - high on rhetoric and easy on actuals!

    I don't blame MMS for the way things are happening around in India. He is but a Prisoner of Zenda.
     
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    Everyone likes their place of birth commonly called "native place". There is a tendency to recognize people by their "village" and people take pride in that.

    So if Manmohan Singh or Advani talk about their "native" and the love for it, it does not mean love for Pakistan. It was a cruel fate for millions who lost their homes, their fond memories etc because of partition. Just because their "native" lies on the other side, they cannot be called Pakis and asked to stay there after suffering the trauma of partition and trying to lead a normal life in India picking up the pieces of their ruined lives.
     
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    inflation and price rise is eveywhere not only in india.condition in india is still better in Europe


    Atal bihai vajpayee my foot usko economics ke speeling bhi ate ha kya????

    first of all indian economy was liberalized in 1991/1992 by MMS where is BJP in picture. i also can say that foundation stone of development of Indian economy was laid by Nehru in 1947 lolllllllllllllll
     
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    Let us look at the utility of the visit if at all it happens.

    To begin with I am extremely apprehensive on such a visit happening because in Pakistan you have an extremely unstable government which can fall in another few months so a visit then can be completely ruled out if a care taker government was to take shape.

    For now this is a gesture at best.

    Let us say the visit happens.

    MMS certainly doesn’t want to go down as a PM who governed the country for 10 long years and never visited Pakistan, call it his personal agenda, or a desire to have peace, or a statesman’s gesture, or a diplomatic move to show the world how interested India is in peace. Let us not forget ABV paid a visit, in return we faced kargil and parl attack and still at the fag end, he was again insisting on a peace dialogue.

    Most importantly India and Pakistan do need to talk out the a’stan issue, let us not get bowled over by the recent signing of the documents which raises the indo-afgan relationship to strategic levels, which in practice will have little impact. We will have to deal with Pakistan and for that we need to be talking at the highest level on the same.

    As far as getting angry, well who can forget 26/11 but still we did talk to them in the past and will have to talk to them again.
     
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    MMS should go there in his personal capacity to visit his hometown. there is no point in having any diplomacy except a bit of back channel work to keep them interested. More than that, there is no point as they are the proverbial "dogs tail".
     
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    When dealing with pakistan, reasoning alone doesn't help, talks have visibly been unfruitful other than rhetorics from their foreign ministers. We talk to walls like fools. What we need is leverage, thats BLA.
     
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    people should stop making such outrageous claim against serving PM of nation. a pak minister known for making rhetoric comments for publicity(like saying pakistan now dont need IMF and adb few days back) is entrusted by indians over here and indian pm, how so ever he is, is put on trial!! not fair..

    there is no release from govt so put this paki release on stove.

    if this thing happens at all then trade and only trade should be focus. India should work faster to gain mfn status from pak as we have formally withdrawn veto from eu offer.
    terror will only stop when pk will be heavily dependent upon Indian made goods. Indian goods can make good progress in pakistan. earning 6 billion dollars from pak every year is not a bad option and moreover kashmir if one resolve will allow India to concentrate on china very well.

    we dont want extraordinary friendship from pak neither one should hope for it but yes something like nepal will be good. a neutral standoff.
     
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    and i am not against giving any sort of support to the balochi nationalists, on the contrary i fully support them and hope they become independent from the pakistanis soon enough.

    as far as talking to them and even if it doesnt get us any real results, its just about posturing. if you would have noticed, the americans have been making a lot of noise in the past fortnight on the kashmir issue to be resolved since the time the heated rhetoric has escalated between the US and pakistan and this announcement being made wouldnt have been in isolation, you can be rest assured there would have been an american hand in this.

    certain things just get done for the heck of it. ideally we would want a weakened pakistan, if not a broken up country, engaged in some sort of a dialogue not thinking like an empty vessel of lobbing nuke bombs on us and we need to give a reason to them of not doing that.

    its just a diplomatic game and no more.
     

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