ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister rendra Modi arranged his landmark visit to Pakistan, the first by an Indian leader in a decade, at the last minute on Friday, a Pakistani official said. PM Modi phoned Pakistani Prime Minister waz Sharif while on a visit to neighbouring Afghanistan and asked if he could make a stop in Pakistan on his way home, Pakistani foreign secretary Aizaz Chaudhry told media after Modi departed.
"And the Pak PM said to him, 'Please come, you are our guest, please come and have tea with me'," he said.
Some 11 members of Modi's delegation accompanied him to the Jati Umerah who were issued a 72-hour visa. However, over 100 other members of the delegations stayed at the Allama Iqbal Intertiol Airport.
The two leaders met at waz Sharif's residence for over an hour.
Modi treated with his favourite dishes
Prime Minister rendra Modi's favourite dish 'saag' was among other vegetarian delicacies prepared for him during his visit to the Jati Umrah residence of his Pakistani counterpart waz Sharif. All dishes, including saag, daal and vegetable food, were cooked in desi ghee. Kashmiri tea was also presented to the Indian premier.