Trying to woo in all possible ways; Pak FM Qureshi congratulates EAM Jaishankar pitching for peace talks

News Bharati    07-Jun-2019

Islamabad, June 7: Trying all possible ways, Pakistan is deliberately wooing India to consider to have peace talks. Starting from Pakistan PM Imran Khan congratulating PM Narendra Modi for winning Lok Sabha elections, Pakistan External Affairs Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has written a letter to Dr S Jaishankar congratulating him on his appointment as the external affairs minister of India. Jaishankar took charge last Friday and was the former foreign secretary.

 

The letter by Shah Mehmood Qureshi focussed on advocating talks between the two countries. The relation between the two neighbouring nations have been frayed since the Pulwama terror attack in February. This comes in the backdrop of the visit of Pakistani foreign secretary Sohail Mahmood to India on Eid, during which he offered Namaz at Delhi's historic Jama Masjid.

MEA had clarified that his visit was a "personal visit and there was no meeting scheduled" between the Pakistan foreign secretary and Indian officials. Meanwhile, the ministry of external affairs has dismissed reports of any meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of Shanghai cooperation organization(SCO) next week in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

MEA's spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, said, "To the best of my knowledge no meeting has been planned between PM Modi and Pakistan PM Imran Khan at the SCO Summit in Bishkek."