Happy to have Indians invest in Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif

New Delhi, May 27: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who held talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi is reportedly wooing the Indian investors.

According to a report, Nawaz Sharif's agenda is to enhance "trade and economic" ties between India and Pakistan.

"I am regarded as a friend of businessmen and we are regarded as a business-frie­nd­ly government. Modi too is perceived as a business-frie­ndly person. He has a model of development. We can easily work with each other", Sharif was quoted as saying.

The report further said that Indian companies such as the Adani Group have proposed to produce electricity to be sold to Pakistan.

On Monday, when Sharif reached India to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony, he said, "I will be happy to have Indians invest in Pakistan. We have an acute shortage of energy. If Indians come, they will find Pakistani markets very attractive, with returns as high as 30 per cent."

Sharif had on Monday said he was carrying a "message of peace" and intends to pick up the threads with India's new leader Narendra Modi from where he and then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee left off in 1999.

Both governments have a strong mandate and this could help in "turning a new page in our relations", the Pakistan Prime Minister had said.

Sharif, who is accompanied among others by his wife Kulsoom Nawaz and his son Hussain Nawaz, will leave for Pakistan later in the day.

It was the first ever visit by a Pakistan leader to India to attend the oath taking ceremony of a prime minister-designate.

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