Pakistan Prime Minister condoles Gujral`s death

Last Updated: Friday, November 30, 2012 - 23:54

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf on Friday condoled the death of former Indian premier I K Gujral, saying he had played an "admirable role" for bringing the two countries closer.

In a message to his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh, Ashraf said Gujral would be remembered for the "admirable role that he played to bring India and Pakistan closer."

Describing Gujral as a man of extraordinary abilities and a visionary leader, he said the region has lost "a noble and distinguished politician."

"We would like to express our heart-felt condolences to the government and the people of India and members of the grieved family on this sad occasion," said Ashraf.

92-year-old Gujral died in a private hospital in New Delhi at 3.27 PM after a multi-organ failure. He was admitted to the hospital on November 19 with a lung infection.

PTI



First Published: Friday, November 30, 2012 - 23:54
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