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India polls: Pakistan PM congratulates Modi on election win

Published on May 16, 2014 8:53 PM

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif called India's Narendra Modi on Friday to congratulate him on his party's landslide general election win.

A statement from Mr Sharif's office said he spoke to Mr Modi, the leader of the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to hail the "impressive victory".

Preliminary results following India's six-week election showed the BJP on course for the first parliamentary majority by a single party in 30 years.

Since his own election victory in May last year, Mr Sharif has sought to improve ties with Pakistan's giant neighbour and arch-rival.

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