Modi congratulates Khan, talks of peace and development

Modi congratulates Khan, talks of peace and development
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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday spoke to Pakistan’s Prime Minister-elect Imran Khan, congratulating him for the win in the country’s general elections.
Modi spoke to Imran Khan, chairperson of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Party, that emerged as the largest party defeating Nawaz Sharif’s PMLN and Bilawal Bhutto’s PPP in the recent polls.
Prime Minister Modi congratulated him for his party emerging as the largest political party in the National Assembly of Pakistan.
“Prime Minister Modi expressed hope that democracy will take deeper roots in Pakistan. He also reiterated his vision of peace and development in the entire neighborhood,” said an official statement.
Earlier on Saturday, Ministry Of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar had underlined the need for the new Pakistan regime to crack on terror outfits.
“We hope that the new Government of Pakistan will work constructively to build a safe, stable, secure and developed South Asia free of terror and violence,” said Kumar.

Agencies