PM Modi greets Imran Khan on Pakistan National Day

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Narendra Modi. (File Photo: IANS)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan on his country’s national day, Khan claimed in a tweet.

“Received message from PM Modi: ‘I extend my greetings and best wishes to the people of Pakistan on the National Day of Pakistan.

“It is time that people of sub-continent work together for a democratic, peaceful, progressive and prosperous region, in an atmosphere free of terror and violence,” Khan quoted Modi as saying.

FILE – In this July 21, 2018, file photo, Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, arrives to address an election campaign rally in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Taliban say they are holding “another” meeting on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018 with U.S. officials, this time in the United Arab Emirates and also involving Saudi, Pakistani and Emirati representatives in the latest attempt to bring a negotiated end to Afghanistan’s 17-year war. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)

Modi’s greetings come at a time when the Centre has boycotted Pakistan National Day celebrations at its High Commission in New Delhi.