Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will likely pay a visit to Pakistan in November-December this year, a report said on Sunday.
On Saturday, a visiting 18-member delegation of Pakistan lawmakers visited Patna and met Kumar in order to see the progress and development of the state.
Kumar thanked the Pakistani delegation, led by the Senate leader Jahangir Badar, for visiting Bihar during their visit to India to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.
During the visit, Badar extended invitation to Nitish Kumar to visit Pakistan and its four provinces and share his experience with the people and leaders of the neighbouring country so that they could draw inspiration from him.
He also appreciated the Bihar Chief Minister for transforming the state into an ideal society, and hailed the ongoing progress and development in the province.
Interacting with reporters here on Saturday, Badar said, "He (Nitish Kumar) explained us the performance, also the previous and the current situation of the state after 2005 and we are too much inspired. It reflects an ideal society. It was a difficult job to increase the number of laws, which are in the interest of the society and then implementing those laws and monitoring them and forming an e-government."
Commenting on the recent relation between India and Pakistan, Badar said that of late there was increase in high-level meeting between the two nations, resulting in the strengthening of the relations.
"On the political front, we have established good bilateral relations especially the changes we have witnessed after 2011 and 2012, as the prime ministers of India and Pakistan paid visit to their respective countries. Talks were also conducted on secretarial level. We parliamentarians are paying the fourth visit to the country in order to share the views and discuss the issues related to both the countries threadbare," said Jehangir Badar.
Lawmakers from India and Pakistan on Friday discussed various contentious issues in New Delhi.
(With Agency inputs)