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Rajnath Singh to visit Pakistan to attend SAARC

Rajnath Singh will be visiting Islamabad on August 3 and 4 to attend Home Ministers conference

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Jul 28 2016 12:43PM | Updated Date: Jul 28 2016 12:43PM

Rajnath Singh to visit Pakistan to attend SAARC

Home Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Pakistan to attend SAARC Interior and Home Ministers' Conference amid ongoing tension between the two countries because of Pathankot attack and unending Kashmir issue.


As per the reports Singh will be travelling to Islamabad on August 3. This will be the first visit by a senior Indian leader to Pakistan post attack on the Indian airbase.


"Home minister will be going to Pakistan for the two-day conference and may also have bilateral meetings with senior figures in the Nawaz Sharif government," says sources.


India and Pakistan are witnessing growing bitterness after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made provocative statements on the Kashmir situation in the wake of Hizbul Mujahideen leader Burhan Wani's killing on July 8.


Not only did Sharif praise Wani but he also remarked that "Kashmir will one day become Pakistan", a comment which evoked a sharp reaction from External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who said his dream of the state becoming a part of his country "will not be realized even at the end of eternity".