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.