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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated newly-elected Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, saying that New Delhi “desires peace and stability in a region free of terror”.
Shehbaz was sworn in as the 23rd prime minister of Pakistan in a ceremony hosted at the Aiwan-i-Sadr earlier on Monday, bringing an end to political uncertainty that had gripped the country for weeks.
“Congratulations to H. E. Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on his election as the Prime Minister of Pakistan. India desires peace and stability in a region free of terror so that we can focus on our development challenges and ensure the well-being and prosperity of our people,” Modi tweeted