Pakistan

War is in nobody's interest: PM Imran

War is in nobody's interest: PM Imran

ISLAMABAD – Oman s Minister for Endowment and Religious Affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Abdullah Assalami on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and discussed evolving situation in the region.

During the meeting, the visiting dignitary expressed deep concern over the evolving situation in the region.

Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister called for immediate measures for de-escalation in the Middle East and Gulf region and underlined the imperative of avoiding any further escalation.

Stressing that war is in nobody’s interest, he recalled that Pakistan has suffered greatly due to earlier regional conflicts. He made it clear that Pakistan would not be part of any conflict in the region.

Imran Khan also recalled his earlier efforts for facilitation of contacts between the United States and Iran as well as Iran and Saudi Arabia for peaceful resolution of differences and disputes.

He stressed that Pakistan would always be a partner for peace and would continue playing its role to defuse tensions, prevent a conflict, and preserve peace.

The premier also highlighted the dire human rights and humanitarian situation arising from the inhuman lockdown in Occupied Kashmir for over five months and noted the discriminatory policies of the BJP government against minorities, especially Muslims.

He stressed that the international community has to take urgent steps to address this situation.

Noting the traditionally close fraternal ties between Pakistan and Oman, Imran Khan expressed the desire to further strengthen bilateral cooperation in all fields. He extended cordial greetings and best wishes for ruler of Oman, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al-Said.