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Pak PM Shehbaz writes to PM Modi, urges for meaningful ties with India

Sharif's letter on Sunday comes in response to the congratulatory message sent by Modi earlier in the day in which the latter said India supported constructive ties with Pakistan

Narendra Modi | Shehbaz Sharif | India Pakistan relations

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Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif

Pakistan Prime Minister has written a letter to his Indian counterpart, urging for maintaining meaningful bilateral ties between the two neighbouring countries, media reports said.

Sharif's letter on Sunday comes in response to the congratulatory message sent by Modi earlier in the day in which the latter said India supported constructive ties with Pakistan.

The Pakistani Prime Minister replied to the Indian Prime Minister's letter and sought resolving of the outstanding issues between the two countries, including that of Kashmir, while stressing that Pakistan wants peaceful and friendly ties with India.

India has however, reiterated its stand that it wants strong diplomatic ties with Pakistan provided that Islamabad creates a terror-free environment and hostility for any form of engagement.

"Congratulations to H.E. Mian Muhammad on his election as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. India desires peace and stability in a region free of terror, so that we can focus on our development challenges and ensure the well-being and prosperity of our people," PM Modi tweeted on April 11.

The relations between India and Pakistan have further deteriorated after India in August 2019 announced the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and and bifurcated the state into two union territories.

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First Published: Mon, April 18 2022. 08:13 IST