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 talking about the Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s release, Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that, “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.”
The foreign minister was speaking at the National Assembly. The Minister had also earlier claimed that tensions “appear to be de-escalating” between India and Pakistan as well.
India and Pakistan are expected to hole the first meeting since the Pulwama attack 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.
Tensions escalated between the two countries following the Pulwama terror attack, the responsibility of which was claimed by Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). More than 40 Indian CRPF personnel were killed when a JeM suicide bomber targeted the CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on February 14.
There has also been pressure from countries around the globe against Pakistan to stop supporting terrorists and terror outfits after India mounted a diplomatic campaign in this regard.