Modi phones Nawaz Sharif, wishes Ramazan


ISLAMABAD: Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi called Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday and greeted him on the eve of beginning of Holy month of Ramazan.


According to a statement issued by PM Office, Indian premier called Nawaz and both the leaders spoke for five minutes.

Modi also announced to “release detained Pakistani fishermen on this pious occasion”.

“The fishermen released will be able to be with their families to observe this blessed month (Ramazan),” said Modi on his Twitter account.

The talk between the two premiers is the first after a series of inflammatory remarks from both sides had seemingly soured the already fragile ties between the two states.

Bilateral ties went into a freeze after Pakistan’s High Commissioner Abdul Basit held meetings with the Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders last year which annoyed the Indian foreign ministry.

Since then, the two sides have taken tentative steps towards a possible resumption in dialogue, with Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar visiting Islamabad for talks with his Pakistani counterpart. However, there has been little sign of progress in ties.

Modi phones Nawaz Sharif, wishes Ramazan by newsonepk