Modi greets PM Nawaz on Pakistan Day

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted his Pakistani counterpart Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on the occasion of Pakistan Day, ARY News reported Monday.

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In a letter written to Mr. Sharif, Modi said, “It is my firm conviction that all outstanding issues can be resolved through bilateral dialogue in an atmosphere free from terror & violence.”

The Pakistan Day parade in Islamabad, was held today amid tight security with traffic and pedestrian access blocked, had been canceled since 2008 amid fears of a Taliban attack. The parade also sends a message to India. The two nuclear-armed neighbors have fought three wars since their independence from Britain in 1947 and continuing mistrust is a factor behind conflict in various parts of the region including Afghanistan.

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