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Pakistan PM wished speedy recovery for Sushma Swaraj

The move, observed as a ‘goodwill gesture’ by Pakistan, came amid strain in ties after the recent cross-border terror incidents.

Published: 29th December 2016 07:58 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th December 2016 07:58 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Attempting to break the ice, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has wished speedy recovery to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who underwent a kidney transplant recently.

According to official sources, Sharif wrote a letter to Swaraj wishing her quick recovery.On December 25, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet message had greeted his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on his birthday.

Swaraj had undergone a kidney transplant on December 10 and was discharged from New Delhi-based AIIMS on December 19 after successful transplant.

It is notable that there has been not comprehensive dialogue between the two nation after Pakistan-backed militants carried out Pathankot terror attack in January, killing eight people including seven IAF and NSG personnel.

In his letter, Sharif also believed to have mentioned that India should release Pakistani fishermen just as a reciprocal move as Pakistan had released over 200 Indian fishermen on December 25.

The move, observed as a ‘goodwill gesture’ by Pakistan, came amid strain in ties after the recent cross-border terror incidents.

The first batch of 110 fishermen reportedly arrived in Vadodara from Amritsar and will soon leave for their natives places to reunite with their families.



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