Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Hoping for a new beginning where peace can prevail between India and Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif`s daughter on Tuesday hailed Narendra Modi calling her father as `man of peace`.
In the backdrop of a meeting held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif here today, Maryam took on to micro-blogging website twitter to express her views by tweeting - “Indian PM Modi refers to PM Sharif as `MAN OF PEACE`.... Hope negativity fails and peace wins...”
Indian PM Modi refers to PM Sharif as 'MAN OF PEACE'.... Hope negativity fails and peace wins...
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) May 27, 2014
From very beginning, Maryam was in the favour of Sharif`s India visit and was quite hopeful as well.
Maryam had earlier said in a tweet that she personally was in favour of Pakistan developing ties with the new Indian government.
A day after taking oath as India`s 15th Prime Minister, Narendra Modi met Nawaz Sharif today and raised concerns regarding terrorism. The meeting was "good, substantive and constructive", Foreign Secy Sujatha Singh said in a press briefing in the national capital.
During the talks, Modi and Sharif agreed to let the two foreign secretaries meet soon to carry forward the bilateral agenda. Later, while addressing the press, Sharif said he also had "warm and friendly exchanges" with President Pranab Mukherjee after meeting Modi.
As many as 46 ministers, including Modi, took oath of office yesterday and their portfolios were also announced today morning. The prime minister has himself retained, among other portfolios, personnel, atomic energy, space and "all important policy issues".
A new Indian government took charge today with most ministers visiting the offices of their allotted portfolios, some even to two-three offices, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who began with an early meeting at his South Block office.