Dr. Huma Baqai (IR Expert):
Pakistan at this time is adopting a pro-active approach in order to defuse tensions in the Middle East region. Prime Minister Imran Khan directed foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to visit Iran, Saudi Arabia and Oman to promote a diplomatic way forward to de-escalate the prevailing situation in the region. Pakistan being an important Islamic country and having important strategic location is emerging as an important stakeholder. Islamabad is ready to play the role of facilitators to normalize the situation in Middle Eastern region. Pakistan has made it clear that it will not let its soil to be used against any other country.