Islamabad, 8 February 2022 (TDI): The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan would be visiting Russia’s capital Moscow this month. The statement was made by the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday, 7 February.

Russian President Vladimir Putin himself has invited the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan to his country. It is relevant to mention over here that in the context of the positive developments, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has also expressed his satisfaction. He stated that relations between the two countries are on a positive trajectory.

Imran Khan’s telephonic conversation with Vladimir Putin

On January 17, 2022, Prime Minister Imran Khan had a telephonic conversation with the President of Russia. Both the leaders invited each other for a visit to their respective countries.

During the conversation, the dignitaries also discussed future plans. Ways to move ahead with each other were also talked about. Trade, strengthening of economic ties, cooperation, and partnership in the sector of energy were particularly discussed.

Additionally, other ways of partnerships that can benefit both countries were also highlighted. Imran Khan also welcomed President Vladimir Putin’s remarks pertaining to the disrespecting of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) by some entities.

Prime Minister paid gratitude to Vladimir Putin for acknowledging this issue. Lastly, the Prime Minister of Pakistan said that he is looking forward to Vladimir Putin’s visit to Pakistan.

Vladimir Putin’s condemnation of slander against Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) 

On December 24, 2021, according to Russia’s state news agency, the Russian President held an annual press conference in Moscow.

During the conference, he gave emphatic remarks against disrespecting the Holy Prophet (PBUH). He stated that such acts are not freedom of speech but instead a “violation of religious freedom”.

Furthermore, the President disapproved of the sacrilegious sketches of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) in the French Magazine. Such acts only give rise to extremism, he added.