Ummah’s Unpalatable Advice: Islamic Nations Ask Pak To Engage In Backdoor Diplomacy With India, Islamabad Refuses
Ummah’s Unpalatable Advice: Islamic Nations Ask Pak To Engage In Backdoor Diplomacy With India, Islamabad RefusesPakistan PM Imran Khan (Representative Image) (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Pakistan has been trying to internationalise the Kashmir issue ever since India scrapped the special status of the state and bifurcated it into two union territories. However, the Islamic nation has received little to no support, even from other Islamic countries, against India.

During their visit to Pakistan, leaders of some of the influential Muslim countries asked Pakistan to engage in backdoor diplomacy with India. They also asked Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan to tone down his rhetoric against his Indian counterpart to de-escalate tensions between the two countries, reports The New Indian Express.

When the deputy foreign minister of Saudi Arabia and the foreign minister of UAE traveled together to Islamabad on September 3, they came with a ‘message’ on behalf of their leadership as well as some other powerful countries urging Pakistan to engage in back channel diplomacy with India, The Express Tribune reported.

However, Pakistan has turned down the requests and made it clear that it would only engage with India through quiet or conventional diplomacy after New Delhi was persuaded to meet certain conditions.

On the other hand, India maintains that talks between the two countries are only possible if Pakistan stops export of terror from its territory.

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