PM in Lahore: Advantage Modi

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For some Pakistanis and Indians, the surprise Christmas Day arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Lahore was like an appearance by Santa Claus himself — a moment of merriness and joy, greatly anticipated, and deeply cherished. Modi’s Lahore stopover satisfied the appetite of supporters of a normal and peaceful South Asia region, but perhaps its true genius lies in the gifts department. Santa came and left empty-handed — and still came away to rave reviews.