Pakistan has refused backdoor diplomacy with India

Pakistan has refused to engage itself in back-door diplomacy with India after some countries and Muslim states sought it to de-escalate tensions between the two neighbours over Kashmir.

The restrictions had been imposed on 5th August as the Centre had abrogated Constitution’s Article 370 that gave J&K a measure of autonomy and split the state into two Union territories.

A Newspaper has quoted that Saudi deputy foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, and UAE foreign minister, Abdullah bin al-Nahyan had travelled to Islamabad on 3rd September with a message urging Pakistan to engage in back-channel diplomacy with India.

The official has added that al-Jubeir and al-Nahyan have conveyed their willingness to play a role in defusing tensions between Pakistan and India. Pakistani Foreign Office spokesperson Muhammad Faisal had said that there was no back-door diplomacy underway with India to normalise the situation.

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