Islamabad, 24 May 2023 (TDI): The National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs (NASCFA) recommended that India and Pakistan restore High Commissioners in each other’s capitals.

This recommendation was given in a meeting arranged for May 23, 2023, at Parliament House, Islamabad.

This meeting was chaired by Mohsin Dawar, who is a member of the National Assembly and chairman of the NA Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Besides the committee’s chairman, Dawar, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hina Rabbani Khar, and six other members of the National Assembly were among the participants.

The committee was also briefed about the recent visit of Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to India during the SCO Council of Foreign Ministers meeting, which was arranged in Goa.

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This recommendation from the National Assembly shows Pakistan’s positive attitude toward its neighboring countries and reaffirms its commitment to regional stability and peace.

It is worth noting that the recommendation for restoring High Commissioners in each other’s capitals comes after a long period of tension and strained relations between India and Pakistan. While it is yet to be seen how India will respond to the recommendation.

The move is expected to improve bilateral ties and facilitate communication between the two countries. Both India and Pakistan have previously downgraded diplomatic ties.

With both countries suspended trade and cross-border transportation after India provoked the special status of Kashmir and India’s allegation of a Pakistan-based militant group’s involvement in the Pulwama attack in 2019.

Pakistan has consistently demonstrated its commitment to maintaining regional stability through responsible actions.

For instance, ensuring the safe return of Abinandan, an Indian pilot who was captured by Pakistan after his plane was shot down in an aerial dogfight.

Another significant step was the opening of the Kartarpur corridor, allowing Sikh pilgrims to visit their sacred places without the need for a visa. These actions reflect Pakistan’s dedication to fostering peace and harmony in the region.