Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has wished a speedy recovery to Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who underwent a kidney transplant recently.


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The letter by PM Nawaz Sharif is being referred to as a goodwill gesture.

In his letter, the Prime Minister wrote that India should release Pakistani fishermen just as Pakistan had released over 200 Indian fishermen on December 25. The move, observed as a ‘goodwill gesture’ by Pakistan, came amid strain in ties after the recent cross-border terror incidents.

The first batch of 110 fishermen reportedly arrived in Vadodara from Amritsar and will soon leave for their natives places to reunite with their families.

The premier also expressed his desire for talks between the two neighbouring countries to resolve bilateral issues, according to Indian media reports.

Swaraj went through a kidney transplant on December 10 after facing acute kidney failure. The Indian External Affairs Minister also has been diabetic for the past 20 years.