New Delhi: Welcoming Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surprise visit to Lahore on Friday, former Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar said that it was a great news for the relationship between the two countries.
Akhtar voiced his opinion through a Tweet and asked his countrymen to show their hospitality.
Great news prime minster of India Is here Let's us show our great hospitality what we are famous4 Great news for the Indo Pak relationship
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) December 25, 2015
Modi's visit to Pakistan came days after the proposed bilateral series between India and Pakistan was called off as there was no approval from the Indian government despite a green signal from Sharif.
Modi on Friday night reached Delhi from Lahore after his surprise visit to greet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on his birthday. The two held talks at the Pak PM's home at Raiwind.
The dramatic visit took place after Modi greeted Sharif on his birthday over telephone from Kabul earlier on Friday and expressed a desire to meet the Pakistani leader, Pakistani media said.
After pleasantries and a guard of honour by the Pakistani Air Force for Modi, the two prime ministers boarded a helicopter and reached Sharif's ancestral residence at Raiwind.