LAHORE/ISLAMABAD - President Asif Ali Zardari on Saturday said that the issue of Hafiz Saeed’s arrest would not be the focus of talks during his meeting with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday (today).President Zardari is leaving for India today on a day-long trip, primarily to visit Ajmer to pay homage to Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti; but prior to that he will attend a luncheon being hosted in his honour by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi. And before the lunch, the two leaders will meet without customary note-takers in the room.Indian sources said this meeting at the PM’s Race Course Road residence has been arranged at New Delhi’s insistence and Islamabad readily agreed to the prime minister’s suggestion. This opens up the possibility for a ‘more candid conversation’, they said. More so when there is no ‘agenda’, no outcome documents to be signed. The Indian media is describing the visit as ‘Shrine diplomacy’.According to diplomatic sources, important issues between the two countries, including Jammu Kashmir, Siachen, Sir Creek, visa liberalisation, trade, water as well as regional situation, could be discussed at the luncheon meeting, which will pave the way for further enhancing and promoting bilateral relations.Some diplomats feared the whole exercise could go futile and could in fact backfire if India insisted on focusing prosecution of Jamatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed.However, President Zardari on Saturday said he did not expect the issue of Hafiz Saeed to be the focus of his meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. “My stance on Saeed is not different from that of my government. My visit to India is of a religious nature and I do not think Manmohan Singh will make me sit (and discuss only) this issue,” Zardari told reporters in a lighter vein at the Governor’s House in Lahore.The president was responding to questions on his meeting with Singh against the backdrop of a $10 million bounty offered by the US for information leading to LeT founder’s prosecution for his alleged involvement in terrorist acts, including the Mumbai attacks.Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has already said in parliament that the case of Saeed is an ‘internal issue’ of Pakistan. Gilani further said that any evidence against Saeed should be provided to Pakistan so that it can be examined by the country’s independent judiciary.Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit confirmed acceptance of Indian PM’s offer of luncheon and meeting in New Delhi en route to Ajmer Sharif. He said the president will travel to Ajmer to pay homage to Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, a famous Muslim saint. “President Asif Ali Zardari will leave for Ajmer Sharif on Sunday for ‘Ziarat’ and to offer prayers at the shrine of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti and will return the same day.”Describing Zardari’s visit to India as ‘important’, Basit however said that there was ‘no agenda’ though the two leaders are expected to discuss all bilateral issues and the regional situation.“As far as the talks are concerned, there is no agenda and it is not a structured dialogue… (But) obviously during the lunch the issues, which continue to take priority in our bilateral relations, will be discussed.”The spokesman added: “Although the visit is private, but the two leaders will discuss all the issues and it will contribute towards achieving the president’s vision to promote intra-regional peace and prosperity in this part of the world,” said the spokesman… We are looking forward for a constructive engagement between the two leaders in New Delhi.”According to Foreign Office, Zardari’s 40-member delegation will include his son and Pakistan People’s Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, president’s daughter Asifa Bhutto, Interior Minister Rehman Malik, Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani and his personal and security staff.While there is still a fair degree of confusion over whether or not Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram will participate in the Sunday event, Indian government sources confirmed that Foreign Minister S M Krishna will attend the lunch as well as the meeting between the two delegations. As of now, Krishna is the only certainty.“The PM has decided that Krishna be there as the visit involves a head of state. Chidambaram may or may not come but even if he does, there will be very little time for a separate time with his counterpart Rehman Malik,” a source said.Krishna’s participation and speculation that Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar may also come has led to suggestions that there may be a more substantive agenda. Krishna, in fact, dropped a hint when he said that the PM may touch upon some bilateral issues in his meeting with Zardari. “All bilateral issues between the two countries are likely to be discussed. I don’t know if they will have enough time to go into details, but the very fact the prime minister is hosting a lunch they might get a chance to discuss some bilateral issues,” he said in Bangalore.Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman also said that President Zardari will reiterate the invitation to the Indian prime minister to visit Pakistan to visit Pakistan by the end of this year.The invitation has already been extended by Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar during her visit to India in July 2011 and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani during the SAARC summit in Maldives in November 2011 and in Seoul in March. However, this would be first time that a time-frame has been proposed for the summit meeting.On his part, Singh has accepted the invitation earlier but has made it clear that he would undertake the visit only if there is likelihood of a substantive outcome. He had reiterated this on his way back from the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul last month when he told reporters that he would visit Pakistan provided there is ‘something to celebrate’.After lunch, Zardari and his team will fly in his plane to Jaipur and from there on IAF choppers to the shrine at Ajmer Sharif. The delegation will return to Islamabad on Sunday evening from Jaipur. According to the programme, President Zardari will spent about an hour at the Dargah of Hazrat Khawaja Moeenuddin Chshti, offer prayers and then flew back to Jaipur from where he will return to Pakistan. Indian security sources said that strict security arrangements have been made for the visit and during President Zardari’s presence at Dargah, other Zaireen would be kept out.Zardari will be the first Pakistani head of state to visit India since 2005, when the then military ruler Pervez Musharraf had travelled to New Delhi for talks with the Indian leadership. This will also be first visit of 24-year-old Bilawal to India who is widely regarded as the heir-apparent and something like a counterpart of India’s Rahul Gandhi.