No official talks likely during Raja’s Ajmer visit: India
The government on Wednesday indicated that there will be no official talks with Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Prevez Ashraf during his upcoming visit as he will travel directly to Ajmer.
Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said that he had no knowledge of Ashraf holding talks with Indian leaders during his visit. “Not to my knowledge. He is only coming to offer prayers at Ajmer. He will reach Ajmer directly,” he told reporters outside Parliament house. He was asked whether the Pakistan prime minister would hold talks with Indian leaders. “He will possibly be received by the (Rajasthan Governor (Margaret Alva). There is no further programme and I am not aware of any programme,” Khurshid said. Ashraf will visit India on Saturday to offer prayers at the Sufi shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti at Ajmer. This is likely to be Ashraf’s last foreign visit before the term of his government ends on March 16.