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Rahul agrees to visit Pak on Bilawal's invitation

April 08, 2012 18:24 IST
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Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi has agreed to visit Pakistan on the invitation of Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

Twenty-three-year-old Bilawal, who is accompanying his father President Asif Ali Zardari on a day-long trip to India, met Rahul for 40 minutes at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence in New Delhi where they were invited for lunch.

During the meeting Bilawal extended an invitation to 41-year-old Rahul to visit Pakistan which the Congress leader accepted, Pakistani media reported.

In turn, Rahul also invited Bilawal to visit India again, the News International reported.

Bilawal was appointed chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party after the assassination of his mother former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007.

After the lunch, Bilawal left for Ajmer along with his father to offer prayers at the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.

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