NEW DELHI: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is likely to reach India on April 8 to visit the dargah at Ajmer.
According to sources, Zardari had a long-standing plan to visit the dargah, which attracts thousands of worshippers from across the subcontinent. Along with about 10 family members, he is expected to come to India for a day-long visit. The office of the Pakistan President confirmed that the visit would be a private one, but has not finalised the date.
Zardari’s India visit is intended to be purely for personal purposes. However, the Indian officials are looking for a possibility to add some political discussions during his day-long visit. The schedule has yet to be decided, added the sources.
It would be the first visit to India by a Pakistani President since 2005. Last year, Pakistan Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani had come to Mohali at the Prime Minister’s invitation to watch the semi-final of the Cricket World Cup.