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Rehman Malik meets Manmohan Singh

December 15, 2012 - Updated 1343 PKT
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NEW DELHI: Interior Minister Rehman Malik met Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here on Saturday and invited him to inaugurate a development project in Pakistan, Geo News reported.


Rehman Malik, who arrived yesterday in India on a three-day visit on the invitation of Indian Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, said that he has come to India with a message of love and peace.


Malik said his country wants to work for peace between the two nations and in the entire region. He said that they do not want incidents like 26/11 Mumbai attacks or Samjhauta Express again.


Manmohan Singh said that India wants to build favourable ties with its neighbour country, Pakistan.


Malik also invited the Indian Prime Minister to visit Pakistan and inaugurate a development project in his native village.


India and Pakistan operationalised a new visa regime on the first day of Malik's India visit on Friday.


However, the visa-on-arrival will come into effect from January 15, 2013 and the group tourist visa from March 15, 2013.


On September 8, The governments of India and Pakistan had signed a new visa agreement to facilitate travel for the nationals of both countries desirous of travelling to the other country and to promote people to people contact.


Rehman Malik is also scheduled to meet Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj, and National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon later in the day.

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