NA committee reported on Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto’s recent trip to India, during which he asked Pakistan and India to reinstate their respective high courts.
On Wednesday, the National Assembly’s Foreign Affairs Standing Committee voted to suggest that Pakistan and India each reinstate their high commissioners in the other country’s capital.
It was noted that the foreign minister’s participation in the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers reaffirmed the relevance of the SCO and the importance that Pakistan attaches to regional peace, security, economic prosperity, and connectivity, according to a document issued by the NA Secretariat and attributed to the committee’s chair, Mohsin Dawar.
It has been made clear to the committee that member states do not discuss bilateral issues on the SCO’s forum. Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto, responding to Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj’s oblique comments about cross-border terrorism, condemned “unilateral and illegal measures by states in violation of international law and Security Council resolutions” as contrary to the goals of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.