ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif called his Indian counterpart Mr. Narindra Modi Thursday and expressed grief and sorrow on behalf of the government and the people of Pakistan and on his own behalf over the loss of life and property due to the earthquake.
Both the leaders expressed the need to develop an effective and well coordinated Natural Disaster Management system in the region.
Mr Modi thanked Mr Nawaz Sharif for his concern over the loss of lives and property in India.
“I thank him for his kind words,” PM Modi said in a tweet.
“I suggested to PM Sharif that SAARC nations should conduct regular joint exercises on disaster relief and rescue,” Modi said.
“PM Sharif appreciated this idea and told me that we should take up such an initiative,” the PM said in another tweet.
PM Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif also discussed the unseasonal rains and their adverse impact on the crops.