Pakistan has refused to take part in back-door diplomacy with India following some”powerful nations” and Muslim countries searched it into de-escalate tensions between the two neighbours over Kashmir, Pakistani each day the Express Tribune reported Monday.
The Express Tribune quoted unnamed officials stating Pakistan has made it very clear that it would just participate with India through silent or traditional diplomacy following New Delhi was convinced to fulfill states including raising curfew and other restrictions imposed in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K).
The limitations were enforced on August 5 because the Centre abrogated Constitution’s Article 370 that gave J&K a measure of freedom and divide the nation to two Union territories.
The newspaper reported that Saudi deputy foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, along with UAE foreign minister, Abdullah bin al-Nahyan, went together to Islamabad on September 3 with a message on behalf of the leadership in addition to some other”influential countries” urging Pakistan to take part in back-channel diplomacy with India.
Both met Khan along with Pakistani military leader, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, throughout their happy-go-lucky excursion.
“The talks were confidential that just top officials of the [Pakistani] overseas ministry were permitted to sit in these meetings,” an unnamed official told the newspaper.
Among those suggestions on the table was to encourage both nations to maintain back-door talks.
The newspaper reported while the global interlocutors were ready to convince India to ease a few of the limitations in J&K, they asked Pakistan to prevent targeting Modi.
Pakistani Foreign Office spokesperson Muhammad Faisal a week said that there wasn’t any back-door diplomacy underway with India to normalise the circumstance.
The newspaper said that Pakistan’s tougher position is aimed at capitalising the”positive momentum” it’s obtained from Kashmir diplomacy. The view within the energy corridors is that Pakistan should continue with this strategy during the forthcoming UN General Assembly session in New York, it included.