No proposal of PM visiting Pakistan: MEA

New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) There is no specific proposal of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visting Pakistan as no formal invite has been received, the external affairs ministry said Tuesday.

“There is no specific proposal to visit Pakistan. No formal invite has been received,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin told reporters adding “India and Pakistan have well-functioning diplomatic channels.”

He, however, said the prime minister did call up Pakistan’s prime minister-designate Nawaz Sharif on his victory in the May 11 general elections and congratulated him.

According to the spokesperson, the prime minister asked Sharif to visit India at a mutually convenient date. During the same conversation Sharif extended an invite to Manmohan Singh to visit Pakistan, Akbaruddin said.

–Indo-Asian News Service

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