Pak Daily: Singh, Sharif meeting to be potentially fruitful endeavour

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Singh, Sharif meeting to be positive
Islamabad, Sept 25: A Pakistani daily on Wednesday said that the meet between Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was a 'move towards peace.'

The daily, News International, in its editorial said that a 'potentially fruitful endeavour' may take place when the two leaders meet.

Earlier on Wednesday Manmohan Singh, while leaving to the US for the UN General Assembly Meeting, said that he will meet Nawaz Sharif much to the opposition of the BJP.

The editorial said that the meet will be an ideal oppurtunity for the two leaders to put behind them the incident of the LoC and move towards peace. The meet will not yield any immediate deals or breakthroughs but could spur bilateral visits and agreements.

The visit comes at a time, when the Christian community in Peshawar witnessed a horrible attack on September 22. 84 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself at the All Saints Church in Peshawar, one of the most deadliest attacks on the community.

The editorial also stated that at the UN session, Sharif will be expected to speak forcefully on militancy and what Pakistan is doing to combat it. "We have seen too many of them in the past. What we need now is honesty," it said.

The meeting between Sharif and Singh could spur bilateral meetings

It also added that 'fears of terrorism linked to the Al-Qaeda and other like-minded groups are at all-time high after the hostage drama in Kenya. Pakistan has to demonstrate its commitment to no longer being a safe haven and training grounds for militants.'

Sharif earlier said that he will be speaking about the country's foreign policy and regional issues among other important issues.

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