Nothing ‘secret’ about PM, Jindal meeting: Maryam
ISLAMABAD: An Indian delegation led by industrialist Sajjan Jindal called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday and flew back to India.
However, when asked, Foreign Office spokesman was unaware of the arrival of Indian delegation in Pakistan, according to a private TV channel.
Sajjan Jindal spent some hours in Pakistan and went back to his country. The three-member delegation went to Murree where they had lunch with Nawaz Sharif.
Indian delegation conveyed the message of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to PM Sharif. The sources said the efforts are afoot to pave the way for a meeting between Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), an emerging economic and security alliance.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Senator Sherry Rehman submitted an adjournment motion in the Upper House of the Parliament on a “secret” meeting held between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian steel magnate Sajjan Jindal in Murree.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) also expressed reservation over the arrival of Indian delegation and submitted a resolution in Punjab Assembly. The PTI also decided to raise voice over the issue in the Parliament.
Later in the day the Prime Minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz in a message posted on microblogging website Twitter said there was nothing secret in the meeting between the Prime Minister and Sajjan Jindal.
Maryam wrote ‘Mr. Jindal is an old friend of the Prime Minister. Nothing ‘secret’ about the meeting & should not be blown out of proportion. Thank you.’ NNI/Agencies