Pakistan desires peaceful ties with India, says new PM Shehbaz Sharif
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.