Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on Sunday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on behalf of her father for extending birthday blessings. “Thank u for your kind prayers. Shared yr tweet with my father who deeply appreciates the gesture & conveys his best,” Maryam tweeted.
Thank u for your kind prayers. Shared yr tweet with my father who deeply appreciates the gesture & conveys his best. https://t.co/N8x5CO3KKt
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) 25 December 2016
Earlier, PM Modi had wished Nawaz Sharif on his 68 birthday. “Birthday wishes to Pakistan PM Mr. Nawaz Sharif. I pray for his long and healthy life,” PM Modi had Tweeted.
Birthday wishes to Pakistan PM Mr. Nawaz Sharif. I pray for his long and healthy life.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 25 December 2016
Sharif was born on 25 December 1949. He is the 18th Prime Minister of Pakistan in office since June 2013.
Modi sent birthday wishes to Sharif despite prevailing tension between the India and Pakistan.
The birthday wishes from the Indian Prime Minister to his Pakistani counterpart can be seen as a goodwill gesture by Modi as the diplomatic level talks have almost ended for over a year.
The continuous ceasefire violation, Uri attack, and Surgical strikes by India has heightened tensions between the Asian neighbours. Apart from the this, India has also cornered Pakistan on diplomatic front.
Earlier, India had also refused to be a part of the annual South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit and turned down any option of having bilateral talks with Pakistan.