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Leaders tweet for peace

NEW DELHI: Twitter seemed to be the main source of communication during Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari’s visit to Delhi and Ajmer - from Pakistan People’s Party chief Bilwala Bhutto, Inte

Published: 09th April 2012 02:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:24 PM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Twitter seemed to be the main source of communication during Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari’s visit to Delhi and Ajmer - from Pakistan People’s Party chief Bilwala Bhutto, Interior Minister Rahman Malik to BJP leader Sushma Swaraj.

Twenty-three-year-old Bilawal is not a frequent user of twitter. His previous tweets were dated four months back. But, the short trip to India inspired him to write 14 tweets on Sunday.

After returning to Pakistan in the night, he posted a series of tweets hoping for better relations between the two countries.

“It is such a shame tht (that) 2 countries w/ (with) such large segments of our population live in desperate poverty must spend so much on weapons. Nuclear weapons that we could use to destroy each other multiple times over. Surely just once would b 1 (be one) time too many,” he tweeted.  

“Would much rather invest in business so we can trade with each other. not on weapons 4 us to fight each other,” Bilawal, who is the chairman of the PPP, said.

“It was a very productive visit,” Rahman Malik tweeted on Sunday night after the visit.  Malik wrote that he had not been well during the trip. “It was very long day and thanks God my flue and fever is now getting better I thank u friends for your prayers for my early recovery,” he added.

Sushma Swaraj gave a glimpse of what transpired behind closed doors. “Towards the end of lunch, Prime Minister told President Zardari that ‘since he was going to Ajmer Sharief, he should pray before Khwaja sahib for peace in both our countries’. Zardari promised to do that,” she posted.



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