Islamabad- Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that there is no possibility of a diplomatic dialogue with India in the prevailing situation, according to a media report on Thursday.
“There is no possibility of a backdoor or diplomatic dialogue with India in the prevailing situation…The circumstances are not suitable for any dialogue at the moment,” Qureshi was quoted as saying by Dawn newspaper.
Qureshi made the comments while talking to reporters in his hometown Multan on Wednesday, the paper said.
Ties between India and Pakistan nosedived after an attack on the Pathankot Air Force base in 2016. Subsequent attacks, including one on Indian Army camp in Uri, further deteriorated the relationship.
The relationship further dipped after India carried out airstrike inside Pakistan on February 26 last year in response to the Pulwama suicide attack in which 40 CRPF troopers were killed.
Withdrawal of Jammu and Kashmir’s special powers and bifurcating the state into two union territories in August last year also evoked a strong reaction from Pakistan.
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