Pakistan PM Imran Khan intensifies diplomacy, dials Johnson and MBS

Islamabad, Aug 7 Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday intensified its diplomatic moves to garner support  from  Britain and Saudi Arabia to counter India over revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Khan spoke on phone with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Khan briefed Johnson about the Indian move to end the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to details, both the leaders agreed that the issue needs to be resolved through dialogue.

In his talk with the Saudi Crown Prince, the two leaders “discussed the development of the situation in the region and efforts exerted towards it,” the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.

“HRH the Crown Prince was also briefed by the Pakistani Prime Minister on the latest developments in Kashmir,” it said.

Imran Khan also spoke to Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday.

China on Tuesday sided with all-weather friend Pakistan in voicing “serious concern” over the Kashmir situation and backed Islamabad’s position in stating that Kashmir is “a legacy of history between India and Pakistan”. Beijing also said that New Delhi should avoid actions to “unilaterally change the status quo”, and termed the decision to reorganise Ladakh as a Union territory as “unacceptable”

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Qureshi   Beijing to consult will be visiting China to discuss India revoking special status for Jammu and Kashmir.




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