Modi’s changed mood vindication of Pak stance: PM

ONBOARD PM’S SPECIAL PLANE Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that change in the attitude of Indian Premier Narendra Modi is vindication of Pakistan’s stance on resumption of talks with New Delhi. Pakistan wants ties with India on the basis of dignity, self-respect and honour and ...

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