Pakistan invites India’s FM to moot on Afghanistan

LAHORE:Pakistan has invited India’s Foreign Minister Shushma Swaraj to a crucial regional conference on Afghanistan to be held in Islamabad next month.“A formal invitation has been sent to India and 25 other countries for the Heart of Asia ministerial meeting on Afghanistan to be hosted by Pakistan,” a senior Foreign Office official told a local media on Sunday.The conference will be held in Islamabad on December 7 and 8. Representatives from immediate and extended neighbourhood of Afghanistan will attend the conference, including Azerbaijan, China, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and the UAE.The invitation comes at a time when the Pakistan-India relationship is at its lowest ebb. The frosty ties between the two nuclear-armed hostile neighbours may begin to thaw, if New Delhi accepts the invite.


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