Published On: Fri, Mar 22nd, 2019

Modi sent message on eve of Pakistan’s National Day: Imran Khan

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted Pakistan counterpart on the eve of its National Day through a message saying it was time for the people to work together and bring peace in the region.

Each year Pakistan Day is celebrated on March 23 to mark the Lahore Resolution.

Pakistan’s Prime Ministers Imran Khan tweeted Modi’s message that read, “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.”

The message comes in such time when the ties between India and Pakistan are at severe strain after terror attack on CRPF convoy by Jaish-e-Mohammed on February 14 in Pulwama district of Kashmir.

Meanwhile, India also boycotted a reception at the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi as invites were also extended to several separatist leaders from Jammu and Kashmir.

Even though Pakistan will celebrate the day tomorrow, but the High Commission organized an event in the Indian capital today.

Modi sent message on eve of Pakistan's National Day- Imran Khan

Khan welcomed Modi’s message saying he believes it is time to start a comprehensive dialogue to resolve issues.

The Pakistan PM added, “(the two nations) need to forge a new relationship based on peace and prosperity for all our people.”

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