Received greetings from PM Modi, tweets Imran Khan on eve of Pakistan National Day

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Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that PM Narendra Modi sent him greetings and best wishes to the people of Pakistan on the eve of Pakistan’s National Day.

Khan in a tweet said PM Modi told him that it is time for people of the subcontinent to work together “for a democratic, peaceful and prosperous region, in an atmosphere free of terror and violence.”

Imran Khan tweeted-Received msg from PM Modi: “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”

Khan said he welcomed PM Modi’s message for the people of Pakistan.

“I welcome PM Modi’s message to our people. As we celebrate Pakistan Day, I believe it is time to begin a comprehensive dialogue with India to address & resolve all issues, esp the central issue of Kashmir, & forge a new relationship based on peace & prosperity for all our people,” Khan added.

Pakistan would celebrate the day today, however, the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi organised the event on Friday.

The government of India did not send any representative to the reception as Hurriyat leaders were also invited by Pakistan.

“We are very clear, any attempt by Pakistan High Commission or Pakistani leadership to engage with Hurriyat leaders will not be taken lightly,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.