KARACHI: Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb has categorically stated that the Indian businessman and entrepreneur Sajjan Jindal`s meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was in ‘personal capacity’ and has nothing to do with any backchannel diplomacy with India.
Speaking in Geo News show, Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Saath, the minister reiterated that PM Nawaz and Jindal`s meeting was a meetup between two old friends.
“It is wrong to give it a colour of backchannel diplomacy,” she said. “PM Nawaz has never done backchannel diplomacy and if in case if he ever does, he will do it after taking people of Pakistan in confidence (sic).”
The minister also said that the meeting was not secretive and lamented that the meeting is being reported inaccurately.
Earlier, Indian businessman and entrepreneur Sajjan Jindal made an unannounced visit to Pakistan and met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Jindal, who is also said to be accompanied by other businessmen, met PM Nawaz Sharif for a personal meeting in Murree, where PM Nawaz Sharif had gone recently for a private trip.