ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has written a letter to his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, responding to the letter sent by the Indian PM on Pakistan’s Republic day. 

PM Khan thanked Mr Modi for his wishes on Pakistan Day and expressed the desire to have peaceful and cooperative relations with all neighbours including India. “We are convinced that durable peace and stability in South Asia is contingent upon resolving all outstanding issues between India and Pakistan, in particular the Jammu and Kashmir dispute,” the letter states. 

Furthermore, the prime minister conveyed his best wishes to the people of India during the times of COVID-19. “Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration,” the message concluded.

Previously, the Indian Prime Minister had written to PM Khan. “As a neighbouring country, India desires cordial relations with the people of Pakistan. For this, an environment of trust, devoid of terror and hostility, is imperative,” Modi wrote.

PM Modi had conveyed wishes to Imran and the people of Pakistan for dealing with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, terming it a difficult time for humanity.


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