India is Sharif’s ‘No. 1 priority’

Resolving all issues with India will be incoming Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s priority number one, his close aides said Tuesday. “There is a list of priorities, and good ties with India are top priority for Nawaz Sharif. He wants to solve all issues with India, including Kashmir”, a senior leader of Mr Sharif’s PML(N) told this newspaper.
“Soon after the oath-taking (likely on June 5), the PML-N government will take steps to come closer to India”, he added.
In his last stint in power, Mr Sharif started a dialogue process with then Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee for a resolution on Kashmir and other issues.
At a Lahore meeting Monday night with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s special representative S.K. Lambah, the two “discussed ways to improve bilateral relations”, a PML-N leader said. “Mr Sharif on the need of a dialogue to settle all outstanding mutual issues”.

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Bubka joins race for top olympic job
Karolos Grohmann
ST. PETERSBURG (RUSSIA), May 28

Former Olympic pole vault champion Sergei Bubka will announce his bid for the presidency of the International Olym-pic Committee on Tuesday, a source close to the Ukrainian said.
“He will be making his announcement later today,” the source said.
Mr Bubka will join Germany’s Thomas Bach, Singapore’s Ng Ser Miang, C.K. Wu of Taiwan, Puerto Rican Richard Carrion and Swiss Denis Oswald in a six-way race for one of the biggest jobs in world sport.
— Reuters

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