Pakistan welcomes Trump's overtures to 'amazing' country

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry on Thursday said Islamabad welcomes U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's overtures, saying Trump told Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that Pakistan is "amazing" and its citizens are "one of the most intelligent people."

Trump's transition team offered few details about the Wednesday conversation with Sharif. A three-sentence statement called the conversation "productive" and said Trump is "looking forward to a lasting and strong personal relationship with Prime Minister Sharif."

But a statement from the Pakistani government quoted Trump at length as saying that he would "love to come to a fantastic...