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Musharraf describes Laloo as 'an artist of a politician'
October 13, 2003 20:19 IST
Two months after he charmed the masses and classes in Pakistan with his rustic humour and commitment to Indo-Pak friendship, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Laloo Prasad Yadav on Monday received an unusual gift from Islamabad - a photograph showing him and Pakistani President Gen Pervez Musharraf sharing a warm handshake.
President Musharraf has autographed the picture and written, "With best compliments to an artist of a politician, Laloo saheb."
The gift was delivered to Yadav by senator Tariq Azim Khan and National Assembly member Zulfiqar Ali Gondal, who specially flew into Patna to meet the indomitable RJD leader and his wife, Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi.
"Our visit to India would not have been complete without paying a visit to Laloo saheb who is the best ambassador India could have for forging a lasting bond of friendship with Pakistan. India is fortunate to have a son like Laloo saheb," Khan, leader of a six-member Pakistani delegation, which is in India at the invitation of the British Council, told reporters at a press conference where both Laloo and Rabri were present.Khan, who is also the national spokesman for the ruling party of Pakistan, extended an invitation to the duo on behalf of President Musharraf, Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali and Pakistan Muslim League president Chaudhary Shujaat Hussain to visit Pakistan once again, which Yadav gladly accepted.