The National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs on Wednesday recommended that both Pakistan and India should restore high commissioners in each other’s capital.
An official handout issued by the NA Secretariat stated that the committee, chaired by Mohsin Dawar, received a briefing on the foreign minister’s recent visit to India.
The briefing emphasized that the minister’s participation in the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers reaffirmed the relevance of the SCO and highlighted the importance Pakistan places on regional peace, security, economic prosperity, and connectivity.
The committee received information that member states refrain from bringing bilateral relations onto the SCO platform.
However, to respond to the insinuating remarks of Indian Foreign Minister over cross-border terrorism, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto in his statement, condemned the “unilateral and illegal measures by states in violation of international law and Security Council resolutions”, which run counter to the SCO objectives.
Published in the Logical Baat, June 1,2023.