India Pakistan Relations: Pakistan’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar has said during the Senate session of Parliament on Thursday (26 January) that since the present government came to power, there is no backchannel diplomacy (behind the scenes) between Pakistan and India. Wally diplomacy) is not working.
This statement of Hina Rabbani Khar has come at a time when a day earlier (on January 25) allegedly India has invited Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and its Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting in May. Invitation has been sent. This meeting will be held in Goa in May, where foreign ministers and chief justices of the countries involved in the organization will gather.
What did Hina Rabbani Khar say?
Dawn has shared a video on Instagram, in which Pakistan’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar is seen saying, “These two agreements were done. You said that after August 5, should there have been any agreement with India? It is clear that we did. I want to make it clear that since this government came to power, there has been no backchannel diplomacy unknown to the rest of the world. You talk something else and talk something else behind, it does not suit any country. If backchannel diplomacy is result oriented then it must be there, this time no backchannel diplomacy is happening, at that time a backchannel diplomacy was happening, in which maybe the government knew, didn’t, we don’t know.” In the Indian media. This statement of Hina Rabbani Khar is being linked to her attitude.
Will Pak Foreign Minister come to India for SCO meeting?
Pakistan has not yet taken any decision regarding the visit of its foreign minister to India. It is being told that Pakistan is currently reviewing India’s invitation. According to sources, invitations have been sent to the Foreign Minister and Chief Justice of Pakistan through the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister’s visit to India is also under doubt because recently Pak Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in an interview had expressed his desire to hold talks with India to resolve the issues, but later Pak PMO gave a rant about Kashmir. . It was said from Pakistan side that there will be no talks with India till the decision of August 5, 2019 is changed.
That’s why Bilawal’s visit to India will be under question
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto had recently made objectionable remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the meeting of the United Nations Security Council, after which anger against him (Bilawat) flared up across India. Their effigies were burnt. If Bilawal travels to India, it will be under question.
No Pak Foreign Minister has come to India since 12 years
In 2011, Hina Rabbani Khar had visited India as the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, if Bilawal comes to India, then after 2011, it will be the first visit of any Pak Foreign Minister to India.
Why is SCO meeting important for India?
Please tell that in 2001, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization was established. The organization consists of eight full member countries, of which six are its founding members. Among the founders are China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. India and Pakistan joined it as full members in 2017. This meeting is important for India because at present, India is presiding over the SCO in 2022-2023. This is also the first time for India to host SCO.
Also read- Israel Palestinian Issue: Israeli army clash with Palestinians reached Jerusalem Refugee Camp, 9 people died