KARACHI- Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief  Maulana Fazlur Rehman threw his weight behind Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his decision to accept an invitation from India to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony in New Delhi.

"It is a good decision by Prime Minister Sharif to accept Modi's invitation," Rehman said while speaking to journalists at Karachi airport. "We will have to observe the approach of new Indian government and give our reaction accordingly," he stated. Rehman contended Pakistan needs to links its future with Asia. "We will have to prefer friendly ties with many countries in the future," he opined. To a question, he urged state institutions to work within their set domains. Responding to another question, he said that removal of Shahid Hayat was a provincial issue.