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Let us wait & see.
If any concession in Mohali is followed by violence in Mumbai during final, credibility of both MMS &SG cd be damaged. Hence the caution.
MMS testing the waters with his big toe instead of getting into it.
There cd be a reference To Gilani's invitation to MMS or SGin media briefing.
MMS is playing it safe.
Who is Sonia Gandhi's foreign policy adviser. Will he or she be present?
Sonia's presence is a guarantee against Sharm-el-Sheikh type faux pas.
With both Sonia & MMS being present, who will talk to Gilani on substative issues?.
Sonia Gandhi wd not have agreed to attend dinner if she feared a subsequent controlversy.
Will there be a joint statement or media briefing? No answers now.
2 hrs of match watching, 2 hrs of dinner attended by 65 persons, off to Pak. No substantive discussions.
Why no one from PML (Nawaz) in Pak delegation?
In Gilani's delegation, among others, are PML-Q chief Shujaat Hussain, MQM leader Farooq Sattar, ANP's Asfandyar Wali Khan, Rehman Malik, Interior Minister, and Hina Rabbani Khar, Minister of State For external Relations
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