Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif called India's Narendra Modi on Friday to congratulate him on his party's landslide general election win.
Leader of Pakistan Muslim League-N party, Nawaz Sharif, gestures while speaking to members of the media at his residence in Lahore. AP/KM Chaudary
Sharif spoke to Modi, leader of the hardline Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to hail the "impressive victory". a statement said.