Prime Minister Narendra Modi with former Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif in Lahore in 2015.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote a letter to former Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif to increase condolences on the demise of Sharif’s mom final month, in line with Pakistani media studies on Thursday.

The letter was forwarded by chargé d’affaires Gaurva Ahluwalia on the Indian excessive fee in Islamabad to Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on December 11 with a request that it ought to be conveyed to her father, who has been dwelling within the UK since final 12 months.

Shamim Akhtar, the mom of Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) president Shehbaz Sharif, died in Britain on November 22. Her physique was dropped at Pakistan for burial on the household’s property at Jati Umra in Lahore.

Modi’s letter dated November 27, which was accessed by Dawn News TV channel, said: “I am deeply saddened to learn about the demise of your mother Begum Shamim Akhtar on 22 November in London. My heartfelt condolences are with you in this hour of intense grief.”

Addressing Sharif as “Mian Sahib”, the title normally utilized in Pakistan’s political circles for the previous premier, Modi wrote: “Her simplicity and warmth was indeed very touching. In this moment of profound grief, I pray to the Almighty to bestow strength upon you and your family to bear this irreparable loss. May the departed soul rest in peace.”

This is maybe Modi’s first outreach to a Pakistani chief since ties between the 2 nations hit a low following the phobia assault on Pathankot airbase in January 2016.


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