Nawaz telephones Modi ahead of open heart surgery

Published: May 31, 2016
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PM Nawaz and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi meet ahead of the UN climate summit in Paris. PHOTO: NNI

PM Nawaz and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi meet ahead of the UN climate summit in Paris. PHOTO: NNI

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday telephoned his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, just before being wheeled in for his heart surgery at London, Indian Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

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“PM Narendra Modi receives phone call from PM Nawaz Sharif just before Pakistan PM is wheeled in for surgery. Wishes him a speedy recovery”, Swarup said in the tweet.

Confirming the development, Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson said on Twitter, “PM Nawaz Sharif telephoned PM Modi and expressed gratitude for Modi’s best wishes for his upcoming operation and speedy recovery.”

The Indian premier took to Twitter on Saturday to extend good wishes to his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, for his open-heart surgery in London on Tuesday.

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Since the announcement of PM’s heart surgery, several world leaders have sent well wishes.

“President Putin, joined by other leaders of Russian Federation, conveyed PM Nawaz Sharif wishes for successful surgery and speedy recovery,” the Foreign Office said.

Earlier, Afghan president Ashraf Ghani also sent well wishes for PM Nawaz.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto also sent well wishes to the premier.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • rex minor
    May 31, 2016 - 11:32AM

    This is an old coffee. No world leader wants to communicate with nawaz Sharif
    The ailing person. This is a private affair.

    Rex minorRecommend

  • Adnan
    May 31, 2016 - 11:57AM

    Since the media makes it sound like a very real possibility, he might be requesting Modi to not invade Pakistan while he is away.Recommend

  • Another Pakistani
    May 31, 2016 - 2:35PM

    Shouldn’t it be other way around??? In a normal world, family and friends calls the patient and gives him well wishes… But Pakistan India Relations are always abnormal.Recommend

  • Atif Rana
    Jun 4, 2016 - 9:35PM

    @Adnan:
    Seems like some folks never left the fantasy world built by PTV. Either that or they have a bizarre sense of humorRecommend

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