Foreign Office News Briefing

The possibility of Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to Saudi Arabia and Iran is "on the cards".

Addressing a weekly news briefing, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said further information would be disclosed after finalization of details.

Responding to a question, the spokesperson said Pakistan is working on the dates of SAARC Summit to be held in Islamabad. He said the dates will be shared when finalized.

While commenting on the induction of Rafale fighter jets by India, the spokesperson urged the world community not to push the South Asian region into the arms race.

He said Pakistan knows how to defend itself no matter it is Rafale or any other fighter jet. He said the whole world is witness to the episode of 27th February.

The spokesperson said Pakistan will not indulge in any arms race. He said the focus of present government is also on human development, health and education.

Voicing concerns over the indefinite curfew and blatant human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir, the spokesperson said Pakistan demands lifting of all sorts of restrictions and stoppage of human rights violations in the held valley.

Responding to a question about Kartarpur Corridor, the spokesperson said a formal invitation has been extended to former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to attend the opening ceremony of the corridor.

He said work on Kartarpur corridor is continuing with full speed and it will be completed on time. He said the opening of the corridor will held on time as committed by Prime Minister Imran Khan.