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India may invite Musharraf to watch cricket

A Correspondent in New Delhi | March 04, 2005 16:42 IST
Last Updated: March 04, 2005 17:38 IST

General Pervez MusharrafGovernment sources on Friday said Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's offer to travel to India to watch an Indo-Pak cricket match will be responded to positively.

The first Indo-Pak Test starts in Mohali on March 8.

Ministry of External Affairs sources said this is not the first time Pakistan has sought to use cricket diplomacy to improve ties between the two countries.

Former Pakistan president General Zia ul Haq had visited India in the late eighties to watch an Indo-Pak cricket match.

Musharraf, speaking to a newspaper in Islamabad, had expressed his desire to watch cricket India.

"I love watching any sport. I would love watching cricket. [But] I don't believe in going without an invitation anywhere. If there is an invitation, one would certainly like to consider," he told The Pakistan Observer.

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Sub: Mushraf-Cricket

No Mushraf does not to watch cricket to plan anti India tricks like Zia Ul Haq.He has already proven that he can do Kargil without ...

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Following zia ul haq, now this guy..on one hand watching cricket match, on the other hand,zia planned for a big anti-india drive back in pakistan..we ...

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I guess indian leaders have no shame left as to inviting mass murderer of indian citizens. We should first hang those indian ministers and then ...

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So who would be paying for Pervez airfare? The taxed Indian citizens?? Utter nonsense

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