PM Khan meets Pakistan’s high commissioner to India

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan met Pakistan’s high commissioner to India on Friday amid de-escalating tensions with India.

Prime Minister Khan met Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India, Sohail Mahmood, met the premier as he braces to resume charge of his post.

The prime minister discussed ties with India in the context of the recent escalations between the two nuclear-armed nations after the Pulwama attack.

Prime Minister Khan advised Sohail Mahmood about Pakistan’s peace initiative with India.

Islamabad had called back Sohail Mahmood on February 18 after tensions soared between India and Pakistan late last month.

Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India, Sohail Mahmood, will be returning to India as part of Pakistan’s peace initiative.

After IAF jets intruded Pakistan’s airspace on February 26, PAF warplanes struck targets in India and shot down two Indian warplanes and captured Abhinandan Varnathan, whose plan was taken down in Azad Kashmir.

Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered Abhinandan Varnathan’s release the next day during his address in the parliament.

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