FM Qureshi makes telephonic contact with UAE FM Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi made a telephonic contact with UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
During the talk, FM Qureshi discussed bilateral relations and the overall situation of the region. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi briefed about the threats and baseless Indian allegations after Pulwama incident.
Foreign Minister Qureshi also told about the letter written to the President of the UN Security Council for the de-escalation of current tensions which were caused by Indian government’s rhetoric against Pakistan over Pulwama attack.
The minister said that he had written a letter to the UN secretary general, requesting him to play his role for the “de-escalation” of current tensions between India and Pakistan in the wake of the Pulwama attack.
FM Qureshi said in his letter he had raised concerns over the negative tactics used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government ahead of the elections in India. He said he had cautioned the secretary-general about India’s efforts.
The FM said that the UN Chief has been requested to play his part for the de-escalation of current tensions created by irresponsible attitude of the Indian government after the Pulwama attack. He also said Pakistan has given a very measured and responsible response to the baseless accusations of India.
Weeks before the attack in Indian-held Jammu Kashmir, the minister said, the Pakistan Foreign Office had informed the envoys of P5 countries that Islamabad feared that India would create a Pakistan-bashing atmosphere ahead of its elections and could resort to some misadventure in order to galvanise the extremist Hindu vote.