The delegation, which included a retired Supreme Court judge and a peace activist, persuaded Hazare to visit Pakistan when he was “fit to travel”, The Times of India said.
“The delegation told me that their country is facing a problem similar to India. Neighbouring countries must join hands to fight corruption. In fact, measures are needed to reduce corruption across the world,” The Times of India quoted Hazare as saying.
“We compliment Hazare for the steps he initiated to restrict corrupt practices in India,” Pakistani peace activist and trade union leader Karamat Ali told The Times of India.
“Like India, we too are beset with corruption. Unlike India, however, we do not have an Anna Hazare. We want him to visit Pakistan, which will create pressure on our government. We want him to guide us in fighting corruption,” Ali added.