Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote a letter to former Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif to increase condolences on the dying of Sharif’s mom final month, in keeping with Pakistani media studies on Thursday.
The letter was forwarded by chargé d’affaires Gaurva Ahluwalia on the Indian excessive fee in Islamabad to Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz on December 11 with a request that it ought to be conveyed to her father, who has been dwelling within the UK since final 12 months.
Shamim Akhtar, the mom of Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) president Shehbaz Sharif, died in Britain on November 22. Her physique was delivered to Pakistan for burial on the household’s property at Jati Umra in Lahore.
Modi’s letter dated November 27, which was accessed by Daybreak Information TV channel, acknowledged: “I’m deeply saddened to be taught concerning the demise of your mom Begum Shamim Akhtar on 22 November in London. My heartfelt condolences are with you on this hour of intense grief.”
Addressing Sharif as “Mian Sahib”, the title normally utilized in Pakistan’s political circles for the previous premier, Modi wrote: “Her simplicity and heat was certainly very touching. On this second of profound grief, I pray to the Almighty to bestow energy upon you and your loved ones to bear this irreparable loss. Might the departed soul relaxation in peace.”
That is maybe Modi’s first outreach to a Pakistani chief since ties between the 2 nations hit a low following the phobia assault on Pathankot airbase in January 2016.