Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday said India is escalating tensions with Pakistan for the sake of its own domestic politics.
“Pakistan desires peace in the region and Prime Minister Imran Khan, despite Indian aggression, released the captured Indian pilot as a goodwill gesture. However, India is escalating tensions for political reasons,” Qureshi said.
The foreign minister was chairing the third meeting of the advisory council on foreign policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Secretary Foreign Affairs Tehmina Janjua, former diplomats and experts of international relations attended the session.
The meeting discussed tensions between Pakistan and India in the wake of February 14 Pulwama attack and the security situation in the region. The meeting also deliberated over the ways to highlight at international forums the Indian atrocities in held Kashmir.