United Nations (Agencies): UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called on Pakistan and India to take immediate steps to defuse tensions and offered his “good offices” to ease the crisis.
The two countries have been locked in a diplomatic clash following a suicide attack on February 14 in occupied Kashmir that killed at least 44 Indian security personnel.
Pakistan has accepted such offers by the UN chief in the past, but India has been reluctant to involve the world body in an issue that it terms a bilateral dispute.
On Tuesday, PM Imran gave an open offer to the Indian government, saying Pakistan is ready to probe and take action over the Pulwama incident if it provided with the actionable intelligence-based information.
He also regretted that the Indian government started Pakistan bashing soon after the Pulwama incident without any investigation. He said as to how Pakistan can even think of engaging itself in any such unwarranted situation, when it was hosting Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Muhammad Bin Salman in Islamabad.