Pakistan desires peaceful ties with India, says new PM Shehbaz Sharif
Islamabad : Pakistan's new Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif thanked PM Narendra Modi for his wishes and said that the nation desires peaceful ties with India in coming days.
He reacted to PM Narendra Modi's tweet and wrote: "Thank you Premier Narendra Modi for felicitations. Pakistan desires peaceful & cooperative ties with India. Peaceful settlement of outstanding disputes including Jammu & Kashmir is indispensable. Pakistan's sacrifices in fighting terrorism are well-known. Let's secure peace."
PM Narendra Modi had wished him yesterday for becoming the new PM of Pakistan. He had written a tweet to extend his congratulatory wishes. He wrote: "Congratulations to H. E. Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif 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."
Shehbaz Sharif was chosen as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan after Imran Khan's removal from the post following a no-confidence motion. Ahead of the vote on Monday, MPs from Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party resigned en masse, boycotting the election of Sharif, the younger brother of three-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.