Pakistan Day: Narendra Modi sends PM Imran, nation ‘greetings’, ‘best wishes’
ISLAMABAD: In a message to Prime Minister Imran Khan, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday sent ‘greetings’ and ‘best wishes’ to the people of Pakistan on the Pakistan Day, ARY News reported.
“I extend my greetings and best wishes to the people of Pakistan on the National Day of Pakistan. It is time that people of the sub-continent work together for a democratic, peaceful, progressive and prosperous region, in an atmosphere free of terror and violence,” read the message received by PM Imran Khan, who shared this message in a tweet.
Received msg from PM Modi: “I extend my greetings & best wishes to the people of Pakistan on the National Day of Pakistan. It is time that ppl of Sub-continent work together for a democratic, peaceful, progressive & prosperous region, in an atmosphere free of terror and violence”
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 22, 2019
In September last year, Premier Khan had written a letter to Indian PM Modi seeking resumption of dialogue with ‘constructive engagement’ between the two countries.
In his letter, Khan had asked PM Modi to green light a meeting between external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the UN meet, so they could ‘explore the way forward, especially the holding of the SAARC Council of Ministers followed by the SAARC Summit in Islamabad.’
“Dear Modi Sahab,
“I wish to thank you for your warm greetings and best wishes on my assumption of charge as the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
“I endorse your sentiment that the only way forward for our two countries lies in ‘constructive engagement’. It was in this spirit that Pakistan’s Minister of Law and Information attended the funeral of Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi. Mr. Vajpayee contributed in trying to bring a positive change in our bilateral relations and was also a major proponent of a strong SAARC for building bridges and developing ties.”