Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday (today) conveyed greetings to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on his birthday.
Amid rising tensions between Pakistan and India, PM Modi in an early morning tweet prayed for his long and healthy life.
As the nation commemorates Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s birthday, the premier too is celebrating his birthday.
“Birthday wishes to Pakistan PM Mr Nawaz Sharif. I pray for his long and healthy life,” he tweeted.
Birthday wishes to Pakistan PM Mr. Nawaz Sharif. I pray for his long and healthy life.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 25, 2016
Maryam Nawaz Sharif too, took to Twitter to convey greetings to her father.
“Happy birthday to the best dad in the world.May Allah bless u with long life, perfect health&never-ending happiness,” she said.
Happy birthday to the best dad in the world.May Allah bless u with long life,perfect health&never-ending happiness❤️ pic.twitter.com/Jw4yeONNnA
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) December 24, 2016
Many took to Twitter to greeting the premier on his birthday.
Last year, PM Modi had made a surprise fly-by visit to Lahore to meet Nawaz Sharif on his birthday, drawing appreciation and criticism from political parties and people across the country. Pakistan had hailed the visit as ‘purely a goodwill visit’ and welcomed India’s initiative to improve bilateral ties. However, this year relations between India and Pakistan soured over issues of cross-border terrorism, attacks in Pathankot and Uri, leading to exchange of barbs between the two nations at international forums. India also pulled out of a SAARC Summit that was scheduled to take place in Islamabad to put pressure on Pakistan.