Pakistan to send envoy Sohail Mahmood back to India
Islamabad : Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday said Pakistan is sending its envoy back to India and is ready to engage with New Delhi to reduce tensions which are “de-escalating” due to diplomatic efforts by countries like the US, China and Russia.
Qureshi said it is time to end all our conflicts and move towards peace.
Pakistan had called its envoy back to Islamabad for urgent consultations in the wake of the February 14 Pulwama terror attack by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) which left 40 CRPF personnel dead. Islamabad took the step after India called back its envoy Ajay Bisaria to New Delhi.
After the Pulwama attack, the Indian Air Force carried out a counter-terror operation, hitting what it said was a JeM training camp in Balakot, deep inside Pakistan on February 26.
“US through private diplomacy played a role in de-escalating tensions between Pakistan and India,” he said.
Qureshi said foreign ministers of China, Russia, Turkey, the UAE and Jordan also played a significant role in reducing tension between the two countries.
Qureshi said that a Pakistani delegation will visit New Delhi to hold dialogue over the Kartarpur Corridor.