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No statement on Indian target killing does not mean we are sleeping: Dar

Foreign Minister Senator Ishaq Dar said that no statement on Indian target killing does not mean that we are sleeping

By News Desk
April 19, 2024
US Ambassador Donald Blome met Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar in Islamabad on April 18, 2024. — PID
US Ambassador Donald Blome met Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar in Islamabad on April 18, 2024. — PID

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Senator Ishaq Dar said on Thursday that no statement on Indian target killing does not mean that we are sleeping.

In an informal conversation with the media at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ishaq Dar said that a special meeting of the World Economic Forum would be held in Saudi Arabia on April 28 and 29. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Dar will attend the special meeting.

After the World Economic Forum meeting, the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) will have a meeting in Gambia. On May 2 and 3, there will be a meeting of OIC Foreign Ministers and he will represent Pakistan. He said the OIC summit will be held on May 4 and 5 and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will attend the summit and will raise the issue of Palestine and Kashmir.

He said on Wednesday there was a meeting with the partners in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs when the Afghan foreign minister phoned to congratulate him. Dar invited him to visit Pakistan and he would go to Afghanistan when the time comes.

On the question of India’s target killings in Pakistan, the foreign minister said if there is no statement on Indian target killings, it does not mean that we are sleeping.

Dar said that the visit of Saudi delegation to Pakistan was welcome but some political parties were playing politics on the visit which was sad.

The steps taken by the government for foreign investment have been appreciated by the Saudi delegation. “Our foreign affairs policy guideline is peace and we want peaceful solutions to problems. We are leading towards economic diplomacy,” he asserted.

Talking about the visit of Iranian president to Pakistan, the foreign minister said that the visits of the head of state are not planned immediately. The visit of the president of Iran to Pakistan was pre-arranged while the situation between Iran and Israel has just arisen and this visit has nothing to do with it. The Iranian president’s visit will take place on April 22, 23 and 24. He said Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman has been invited to visit Pakistan. There is hope that the visit will take place.

Meanwhile, US Ambassador Donald Blome met Foreign Minister Ishaq Dar to discuss recent events in the region. The US ambassador conveyed the United States’ commitment to working with the government and people of Pakistan, underscoring that prosperity and security for Pakistan remain a top priority for the United States.