Nawaz-Jandal meeting was part of backchannel diplomacy: BBC

11 May, 2017 9:40 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Civilian leaders have told the army high-ups that the recent informal meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian steel tycoon Sajjan Jandal was part of the backchannel diplomacy.

BBC, quoting anonymous sources, reported that the prime minister had taken COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa into confidence about the Sajjan Jandal’s tour to Pakistan.

The prime minister told the COAS that Jandal had met him at the behest of key Indian high-ups and the meeting was an Indian effort to reduce Pak-India tension.

The prime minister told the COAS that Jandal had met him at the behest of key Indian high-ups and the meeting was an Indian effort to reduce Pak-India tension.


On the other hand, COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa told his colleagues that Nawaz-Jandal meeting was part backchannel diplomacy.




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