Offering mediation between the United States and Iran again, Prime Minister Imran Khan declared on Thursday that Pakistan would not become part of anyone else’s war but would try to resolve differences between warring states.
“Pakistan will not become a part of any war because we had committed mistakes in the past by taking part in the wars of others,” the prime minister said while inaugurating a skills development programme called “Hunarmand”.
“Today I want to present my foreign policy that we are not going to repeat our mistakes of getting involved in others’ wars. Pakistan will become a country which will make peace among states,” he added.
He said Pakistan would try its best to resolve confrontation between Iran and Saudi Arabia as well as between Iran and the US. “We will try to restore friendly ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia. I have also offered to US President Donald Trump that Pakistan is ready to mediate between Iran and the US to resolve differences between them,” the prime minister said.
“Nobody emerges victorious from wars. Even the winner is a loser. Pakistan had paid a high price in the past by becoming a part in the war on terror,” he said, adding: “Now Pakistan will not fight wars but will bring countries together.”
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi revealed during a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday that Prime Minster Khan would visit Malaysia next month.
The prime minister had cancelled his scheduled visit to Malaysia where he had to attend the Kuala Lumpur summit held from Dec 18 to 21 last year amid media reports that he did it under pressure from Saudi Arabia, which denied it.