Pakistan wants DGMO contact renewed

Pakistan wants DGMO contact renewed

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Islamabad, Mar 6: Pakistan on Wednesday said it is open to the resumption of weekly contact between military officials of India.

"The director general military operations of both the sides used to contact each other every Tuesday. We are ready for resumption of that contact," Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said.

Qureshi, in a chat with media persons here, said that Islamabad has also decided to go ahead with scheduled discussions with New Delhi over the Kartarpur corridor as planned.

"As promised, a delegation is ready to go to Delhi on March 14 for talks on Kartarpur so that work on the corridor begins," he said.

He said that tensions with India 'appears" to have de-escalated, for which he credited the private diplomacy of the US as well as China and Saudi Arabia, among others.

The foreign minister said that as a result of the cooling tensions, the government has decided to send the high commissioner back to New Delhi.

"Pakistan has upped its diplomatic offensive. We have decided that our High Commissioner to India, Sohail Mahmood, who has been here for consultations, should return to New Delhi," Dawn quoted him as saying. (UNI)