Modi leaves for India after surprise Pakistan visit


LAHORE: Indian premier Narendra Modi left for New Delhi after a brief surprise visit to Lahore where he was received by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other Pakistani officials.

Modi and Nawaz Sharif also held a brief meeting at the latter’s Raiwind residence. This was the first time an Indian premier has visited Pakistan in more than a decade.

Earlier, the Indian PM landed at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport on a surprise visit, where Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif were present to receive him.

Both the leaders flew to Raiwind, where Mr Modi briefly attended PM Nawaz’s grand daughter’s wedding ceremony and then held a brief meeting with his Pakistani counterpart.

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