Sharif prays at Jama Masjid

Sharif, who arrived here on Monday to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, visited Jama Masjid, one of Asia’s largest mosque, and Mughal era monument Red Fort along with other members of his delegation.

“The way the Indian Prime Minister invited him and he (Sharif) accepted it and from the discussion I had with him I can say that he has come here in good spirits,” Syed Ahmed Bukhari, the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, told reporters after Sharif’s visit to the mosque.

“He wants that relations between the two countries should improve and the bitterness and differences are reduced. He said both India and Pakistan should move toward peace and happiness,” he said.

“I have come here with a message of peace,” Bukhari quoted Sharif as saying.

The Pakistan Prime Minister told Bukhari that although there was no specific agenda for the talks between him and his Indian counterpart, he wants that relations between the two countries should improve as soon as possible.

“He (Sharif) said that although there was no agenda on which he will hold talks (with Modi) today, but whenever I get invitation, whether I come or the Indian Prime Minister visits Pakistan, we would want relations to improve as soon as possible,” said Bukhari.

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