Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote a letter to the former Prime Minister of Pakistan and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif expressing grief over the demise of his mother. According to the report, Prime Minister Modi wrote a letter to Nawaz Sharif last month, expressing “deep condolences” on his mother’s death on 22 November.
According to the Dawn newspaper published on Thursday, the High Commission of Islamabad-based Indian High Commission sent this letter to Nawaz Sharif’s daughter and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) vice-chairman Maryam Nawaz and requested her to send her father about it Notify. In this letter written on 27 November, Prime Minister Modi sent “deepest condolences” to Sharif’s mother.
In a letter issued by PML-N on Thursday, Modi wrote, “Dear Mian Sir, I am deeply saddened to learn of the demise of your mother Begum Shamim Akhtar in London on 22 November. My deepest condolences in this hour of grief. With you. ”
Prime Minister Modi recalled Nawaz’s visit to his mother during his visit to Lahore in 2015 and said, “His simplicity and warmth were truly poignant”. He also wrote, “In this hour of grief, I pray to God to give you and your family the strength to bear this irreparable loss.”
According to the newspaper, in a separate letter sent to Maryam at her Lahore residence on 11 December, Indian officer Gaurav Ahluwalia requested that she convey the condolence message to Nawaz Sharif, who was in London. Nawaz, who was three times Prime Minister, is facing many cases of corruption. The Lahore High Court allowed him to go abroad for four weeks for treatment of diseases related to heart and immune system, after which he has been in London since November last year.
Nawaz Sharif’s mother Begum Shamim Akhtar died on 22 November in Britain. His body was later taken to Pakistan and he was buried at the ancestral residence at Jati Umra in Lahore.
In 2015, PM Modi visit to Pakistan
In December 2015, Prime Minister Modi surprised everyone by returning to Afghanistan and suddenly going to Pakistan. Sharif came to pick him up and the two leaders took him to Raiwind in a helicopter from Lahore Airport.
After this, Prime Minister Modi attended the wedding of Sharif’s granddaughter at home. After staying here for some time, he had a meeting with his Pakistani counterpart before going to Delhi. This was the first visit by an Prime Minister to Pakistan in more than a decade.
Relationship between India and Pakistan
Relations between India and Pakistan started deteriorating when in 2016 there was an militant attack on Pathankot Air Force Base.
India blamed an organization based in Pakistan for this attack. After this, successive attacks, including the Indian Army camp in Uri, worsened the relationship.
On August 5, 2019, relations between the two countries worsened after India abolished the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and divided it into two union territories.