Saudi Foreign Minister arriving in Pakistan on an urgent visit

Saudi Foreign Minister arriving in Pakistan on an urgent visit

ISLAMABAD - Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced that Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir will be coming to Pakistan on Thursday with an important message.

The FM said that during his phone call to his Saudi counterpart, al-Jubeir had told him that he on the directives of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman wanted to come visit Pakistan to which Qureshi replied that he is most welcome, local media reported.

The FM said that the Indian pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan, who was captured by the Pakistan Army on Wednesday, is safe and healthy. He said that Pakistan will consider returning the pilot if it leads to peace between the two counties. The foreign minister said that Pakistan is still ready to hold dialogues with India. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan is ready to have a telephone call with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

He said that he had a telephonic conversation with several foreign ministers on Wednesday, including the Saudi, Turkish, Chinese, Iranian and UAE representatives. He added that he welcomes United States President Donald Trump’s statements that he has some decent news regarding the on-going tensions between Pakistan and India.

Meanwhile, Pakistan has received India’s dossier on the Pulwama attack today. FO Spokesperson Mohmmad Faisal said that Pakistan will act if actionable evidence has been provided.