Narendra Modi speaks to Nawaz Sharif, coveys decision to release Pak fishermen ahead of Ramzanhttps://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/pm-modi-greets-nawaz-sharif-on-ramzan-coveys-decision-to-release-pakistani-fishermen/

Narendra Modi speaks to Nawaz Sharif, coveys decision to release Pak fishermen ahead of Ramzan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to extend his best wishes for Ramzan, which starts on June.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Nawaz Sharif.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to extend his best wishes for Ramzan, which starts on June 18.

According to the PMO release, Modi dialled Pakistan and Bangladesh premiers, Nawaz Sharif and Sheikh Hasina, and Afghan President Ashran Ghani and conveyed to them good wishes for the holy month.

In his conversation with Sharif, Modi reiterated his message of “peaceful, friendly and cooperative” relations between the two countries.

Modi also conveyed the decision by the government to release detained Pakistani fishermen. Modi said the fishermen released will be able to be with their families to observe this blessed month.

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The development came days after Pakistan Senate passed a resolution condemning Modi’s recent remarks on the Indian role in creation of Bangladesh.

Also conveyed to PM Sharif our decision to release detained Pakistani fishermen on this pious occasion.