Nawaz invites Modi to visit Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday telephoned Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his party’s ‘impressive’ victory in India’s general election. During the conversation, Nawaz invited Modi to visit Pakistan, according to Zee News. “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif spoke to Mr Narendra Modi this afternoon and offered his congratulations and good wishes on the Bharatiya Janata Party’s impressive victory in the just concluded general election in India,” a statement issued by the Foreign Office said. With exit polls suggesting a landslide victory for the BJP, Modi is scheduled to assume office as India’s 18th prime minister on May 21. Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid hoped recent developments would not negatively impact relations between Islamabad and New Delhi. On the telephonic conversation between two leaders, the minister said it was a goodwill gesture by Pakistan. “This shows that we want to move ahead by developing workable and cordial diplomatic relations with the new Indian government. Modi has reciprocated the sentiments expressed by Nawaz Sharif to work in close cooperation for the mutual bilateral gains,” he told Daily Times. 

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