Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif Gifts Sari to Narendra Modi's Mother

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif Gifts Sari to Narendra Modi's Mother

Prime Minister Narendra Modis mother Hiraba looking at the Sari sent for her by Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as a gift, in Gandhinagar on Thursday.

New Delhi Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has sent a white sari for the mother of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. Mr Modi had gifted a shawl to the Mr Sharif's mother, when the Pakistani leader visited India last week.

Mr Modi thanked Mr Sharif in a tweet today: "Nawaz Sharif ji has sent a wonderful white Sari for my Mother. I am really grateful to him & will send it to my Mother very soon."

Mr Modi had, in a move described as "bold" invited Mr Sharif and leaders of other south Asian neighbours for his oath ceremony.

Immediately after being sworn-in on May 26, Mr Modi took to Twitter to share his informal conversation with his Pakistani counterpart. He said Mr Sharif had talked about pictures of Mr Modi's mother offering him sweets.

"The visuals touched both Nawaz Sharifji and his mother. He (Sharif) told me after seeing the visuals, his mother got very emotional," Mr Modi had tweeted.

He also tweeted, "Nawaz Sharif ji told me that he stays in Islamabad but goes to meet his Mother once in a week."

Mr Modi had sent the shawl for Mr Sharif's mother with the Pakistani leader, whose daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif had tweeted, "Thank u v much PM @narendramodi for the beautiful shawl for my grandmother. My father personally delivered it to her."
Story First Published: June 05, 2014 18:53 IST

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