Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan (file photo)
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan (file photo)

War averted because of 'timely, correct decisions', says Pak PM

ANI | Updated: Mar 06, 2019 22:19 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar 6 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said tensions with India had eased, adding that war was averted because of "timely and correct decisions."
"It was because of timely and correct decisions that war was averted," Khan said at a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf meeting on Wednesday, according to Geo News.
Meanwhile, speaking at the National Assembly today, Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi talked about Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman's release.
"It was discussed and we did it in Pakistan's interest. We thought by doing that, we would be sending a message of de-escalation and that message went loud and clear," Qureshi said.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs had earlier claimed that tensions "appear to be de-escalating" between India and Pakistan as well.
Tensions have been soaring between the two neighbours following the Pulwama terror attack, the responsibility of which has been taken by Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). India lost over 40 CRPF personnel when a JeM operative targetted their convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama on February 14.
There has been intense global pressure against Pakistan to stop supporting terrorists and terror outfits after India mounted a diplomatic campaign in this regard.
Notwithstanding the heightened tensions, India and Pakistan will be holding the first meeting to discuss and finalise modalities for the Kartarpur Corridor at the Attari-Wagah on March 14.
Following this, the Indian delegation is due to visit Islamabad on March 28, according to Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (ANI)