India, Pakistan PMs Speak for 1st Time since Airstrikes

No need for a new province in Sindh: PM Imran Khan

No need for a new province in Sindh: PM Imran Khan

"Look forward to working with him for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia", tweeted Imran Khan, a former cricketer who became Pakistan's Prime Minister in August previous year.

Dr Faisal said Mr Khan reiterated his vision for peace, progress and prosperity in South Asia and hoped to work with Mr Modi in this direction.

Analysts say Modi´s victory could improve relations between the arch foes.

"PM spoke to PM Modi today and congratulated him on his party's electoral victory in Lok Sabha elections in India".

Congratulating the Prime Minister, Chancellor Merkel noted the growing relationship between the two countries and expressed her desire to further enhance cooperation in areas of mutual interests.

However, government sources had recently told this newspaper that any invites would only be issued after the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) takes a decision in this regard. I warmly express my gratitude for your good wishes.

As congratulations poured in from several other countries as well, officials said world leaders are expected to attend Modi's swearing-in on Thursday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. "Look forward to working with him for peace, progress, and prosperity in South Asia", he had tweeted.

India and Pakistan almost went to war early this year after the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.

The group, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), itself has been on the United Nations terror list since 2001.

Pakistani Twitter users were quick to remind him that he is "a Pakistani agent in India" and must "please Indians so they don't doubt his intentions", the joke that is ruling Twitter since India falsely claimed of conducting an air strike in Pakistani territory back in February.

Khan had said in an interview in April that he believes there may be a better chance of peace talks with India and some settlement could be reached on the Kashmir issue if the BJP returned to power in the general elections. A MiG 21 aircraft flown by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman had shot down F16 fighter plane of Pakistan during the aerial confrontation.

"China and India are important neighbours to each other".

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