ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday sent Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to visit and meet with respective foreign ministers in Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United States.
In his latest tweet, the prime minister said, “I have asked FM Qureshi to visit Iran, KSA & USA to meet with respective foreign ministers, Secretary of State.”
Imran Khan further added that he had also asked Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa “to contact relevant military leaders to convey a clear message: Pakistan is ready to play it s role for peace but it can never again be part of any war.”
Earlier today, expressing Pakistan’s deep concern over the changing situation in the Gulf and Middle East, PM Imran Khan stressed the need to prevent further escalation.
The prime minister while speaking to Minister for Endowment and Religious Affairs of Oman Sheikh Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Abdullah Assalami emphasized that war was in no one’s interest and called for immediate de-escalation measures.
Looking back on Pakistan’s suffering in the result of earlier regional conflicts, the Prime Minister made it clear that it was not going to be part of any regional conflict. He also recalled his earlier attempts to promote U.S-Iran relations as well as Iran and Saudi Arabia to resolve differences and diasagreements peacefully.
Imran Khan said that Pakistan would always be a peace partner, and in that regard it would continue to play its part in trying to defuse tensions, prevent conflict, and preserve peace.
Tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalated after U.S. drone strike ordered by President Trump killed last Friday al-Quds leader Qassem Soleimani.