Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Thursday paid obeisance at the dargah of famous Sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya here.
Wrapping up her three-day official visit, Ms. Khar along with Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir and other members of the delegation spent over 30 minutes at the dargah in Nizamuddin in south Delhi.
The 34-year-old Foreign Minister was accorded a traditional welcome by the office bearers of the dargah and was taken to Amir Khusro’s grave where she offered a chadar.
Ms. Khar, who arrived here on Tuesday for talks with her counterpart S. M. Krishna, spent a few minutes there before proceeding to the shrine of Sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya.
Since women are not allowed inside the shrine, she touched the chadar with her hand and gave it to other members of the delegation and office bearers who went inside and placed it.
Ms. Khar, the youngest Pakistani Foreign Minister, then offered prayers at the mosque adjoining the dargah where the priests asked her to pray for “peace between India and Pakistan.”
“She prayed for peace between India and Pakistan and also for improvement of ties between the two countries. She was taken around the dargah by our nizamis and finally she also offered namaz,” Diwan Syed Tahir Nizami, one of the office bearers of the dargah, said.
He said they also prayed that Ms. Khar’s purpose of the visit should be successful and “there should only be love” between the people of India and Pakistan. Hindu