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Spokesman: Pakistani President To Visit India Soon

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari (left) and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh shake hands on the sidelines of a summit in Yekaterinburg, Russia, in 2009.
A spokesman says Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari will travel to India on April 8 to visit the shrine of a famous Sufi Muslim saint.

Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar also said Zardari will meet with Indian Prime Minister Manmoham Singh.

The two will meet for lunch in New Delhi.

Afterward, Zardari is scheduled to travel on to visit the Ajmer Sharif shrine in the western state of Rajasthan.

Zardari would be the first Pakistani head of state to visit India since 2005.

Based on reporting by AP, Reuters, and RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal