Nawaz Sharif congratulates Vajpayee on being awarded Bharat Ratna

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has congratulated veteran BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee on being awarded India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.

Updated: Dec 26, 2014, 19:33 PM IST

New Delhi: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has congratulated veteran BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee on being awarded India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna.

Writing a letter to Vajpayee, who celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday, Sharif said, “Without your support, the Delhi-Lahore bus service would not have started.”

“You rule people's hearts with your politics, poems and oratory,” the Pakistani PM said further, in praise of the former Indian PM.

The government had announced Bharat Ratna for Vajpayee on Wednesday.