The two Prime Ministers also discussed the unseasonal rains and its adverse impact on the crops.
Sharif said he took an “exceptional decision” to accept Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s oath-taking ceremony but India did not respond to his peace overtures.
The conflict has made Pakistan feel more divided at home.
Sharif is expected to meet King Salman, who, according to sources, had refused to meet the younger Sharif last week.
A similar tale of dynasty and power unfolds on both sides of the border.
For the first time, there is an open discussion on its relationship with Saudi Arabia.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanks Nawaz Sharif for his ‘gesture’.
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He underlined the message to Sharif on Pakistan’s National Day while greeting him in a letter.
Foreign Office said the decision to release the vessels was taken in May last year when Sharif visited India during oath-ceremony of Modi.
Pakistan is going against the grain of the modern state that legislates on the basis of ethic
Sharif owes big to Saudi Arabia, which sheltered him at the darkest moment of his political career.
19,272 people were arrested on different charges during operations conducted across the country under the National Action Plan.
Sources said the two sides have agreed that the “sequencing” of the Pakistan envoy’s meeting with Hurriyat leaders is the only issue.
New initiative by the Prime Minister Modi could lead to sustained and uninterrupted dialogue with Pakistan.