Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan calls Narendra Modi


By Muhammad Luqman
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on Sunday and congratulated him on his party’s electoral victory in the Lok Sabha ( lower house) elections .
“The Prime Minister expressed his desire for both countries to work together for the betterment of their peoples,” according to a statement issued by Pakistan’s Foreign Office.
Reiterating his vision for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia, the Prime Minister said he looked forward to working with Prime Minister Modi to advance these objectives.
This was the first time , the leaders of Pakistan and India talked to each other after February tensions when Indian aircraft violated Pakistani airspace and Pakistan shot down two Indian aircraft along the line of control in disputed Kashmir.
According to Indian media, Narendra Modi is taking oath as India’s Prime Minister for the second term on May 30. Despite goodwill gesture from Pakistani leadership, India has not invited Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan to the oathtaking ceremony being attended by heads of state and government of dozens of countries including Israel and Bangladesh.


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