Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan (File Photo)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan (File Photo)

PM Modi extends greetings to Imran Khan on Pakistan National Day

ANI | Updated: Mar 22, 2019 22:12 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], March 22 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday received greetings from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Pakistan National Day.
"Received msg from PM Modi: "I extend my greetings & best wishes to the people of Pakistan on the National Day of Pakistan. It is time that ppl of Sub-continent work together for a democratic, peaceful, progressive & prosperous region, in an atmosphere free of terror and violence," Khan tweeted.
While Islamabad would be celebrating the occasion on March 23, the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi organised events a day earlier on Friday.
India, however, did not send any representative to the event. 
"The decision was taken after Pakistan High Commission decided to call Hurriyat leader to the reception. In February we were very clear, any attempt by Pakistan High Commission or Pakistani leadership to engage with Hurriyat leaders will not be taken lightly," said Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar. 
However, no Hurriyat leaders were seen at the event. 
Pakistan Day is celebrated to mark the Lahore Resolution on March 23 each year. The Lahore Resolution, which is also called Pakistan Resolution, passed on March 23, 1940, is considered a major milestone in the Muslim struggle for an independent Muslim state which was later called Pakistan. (ANI)