Pak channel says Modi to visit Pak for SAARC meet next year

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015,15:25 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Islamabad | A leading Pakistani TV channel today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Pakistan for the SAARC Summit next year.

Geo TV quoted External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is here for the ‘Heart of Asia’ conference, for the news report but Indian officials said she had made no such statement.

However, the officials made it clear that Prime Minister Modi’s commitment to attend the SAARC Summit was reflected in the Ufa joint statement.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had invited Modi for the SAARC summit when they had met for a bilateral meeting in the Russian city of Ufa in July.

The meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is slated to be held in Pakistan late next year.