Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday wished his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan a "speedy recovery" after the latter tested positive for COVID-19. "Best wishes to Prime Minister Imran Khan for a speedy recovery from COVID-19," he tweeted.
Meanwhile, former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen on Wednesday said this tweet by PM Modi to Imran Khan "made me smile". Pietersen added that it would be a dream come true to see the archrivals "reunited and engaging both on and off the field". "We all need each other & this year has shown us that! Let’s all hope a healthy friendship is on its way," he added.
Besides, PM Modi on Tuesday also wrote a letter to Imran Khan, extending greetings on Pakistan Day.
PM Modi said: "As a neighbouring country, India desires cordial relations with people of Pakistan, for this environment of trust, devoid of terror and hostility is imperative."
Prime Minister Modi also said that "in this difficult time, I convey wishes to you and the people of Pakistan to face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic."
For the uninitiated, 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.
(With ANI inputs)