Pakistani PM receives National Day greetings from Indian counterpart
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said Friday that his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, sent him “greetings and best wishes” on the eve of Pakistan’s national day. The message came several weeks after the two nuclear-armed rival nations nearly went to another war over the Kashmir territorial dispute.
Khan tweeted that the Indian prime minister told him it was time for people of the “subcontinent [to] work together for a democratic, peaceful, progressive and prosperous region, in an atmosphere free of terror and violence.”
The Pakistani leader said he welcomed Modi’s message.
“I believe it is time to begin a comprehensive dialogue with India to address and resolve all issues, especially the central issue of Kashmir,” Khan said. He added that the two countries “need to forge a new relationship based on peace and prosperity for all our people.”
Military tensions have been running high in the region since Feb. 14 when a suicide car bomber in Kashmir killed at least 40 Indian security forces.
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