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In his maiden speech in Pakistan’s Parliament following his election on April 11, Shehbaz Sharif had offered an olive branch to India and said the resolution of the Kashmir issue would allow the two countries to focus on shared problems such as poverty and unemployment. (REUTERS PHOTO.)

Shehbaz Sharif replies to Modi, seeks resolution of pending issues between neighbours

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has sought meaningful engagement and the resolution of outstanding issues such as Kashmir in a letter sent to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. Sharif's letter, written in response to a missive from Modi congratulating him on his election as the Pakistani prime minister, was received by the Indian side through diplomatic channels on Saturday.

Turkey Earthquake: Rescue workers help a wounded person next to the rubble in Hatay.

Turkey declares seven days of national mourning following deadly earthquakes

Turkey has declared seven days of national mourning after earthquakes jolted southern provinces of the country. At least 1,541 people were killed and 9733 others were injured when two earthquakes hit southern provinces of Turkey on Monday, Anadolu Agency reported citing Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay. According to AFAD, there is no tsunami threat to the Eastern Mediterranean coasts in Turkey.

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