Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to visit Saudi Arabia, Tehran and Washington in view of the tense situation between the US and Iran.
Imran Khan tweeted: “I have instructed Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to meet with US Secretary of State Riyadh and Tehran Foreign Ministers.”
He also added in his tweet that ‘Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has also been instructed to meet with the military leaders of the respective countries’.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the Foreign Minister and Army Chief should give a clear message to the concerned countries that ‘Pakistan is ready to play its role for peace but Islamabad cannot be part of any war.
I have asked FM Qureshi to visit Iran, KSA & USA to meet with respective foreign ministers, Secretary of State; & COAS Gen Bajwa to contact relevant military leaders to convey a clear message: Pakistan is ready to play it's role for peace but it can never again be part of any war
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 8, 2020
It may be recalled that last week, Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Quds Force, was killed in a US drone strike, after which Tehran threatened the United States with dire consequences.
Yesterday, Iran has fired 15 ballistic missiles at two military bases in the US and its allies in Iraq in response to the death of Qasem Soleimani.