LONDON: Pakistan’s new Excessive Commissioner to the UK Nafees Zakaria has been efficiently partaking with the mainstream English and worldwide media, and placing forth Pakistan’s perspective successfully all through the Indo-Pakistan tensions after the Pulwama assault.
Within the wake of Pulwama assault on February 14, 2019, which was instantly adopted by the Indian accusations towards Pakistan and violations of Pakistan’s sovereign territory, the following escalation introduced the 2 nuclear states on the verge of struggle.
Amidst this disaster state of affairs and the Worldwide anxiousness, Excessive Commissioner for Pakistan to the UK, Nafees Zakaria was seen busy partaking the British authorities, parliamentarians and most significantly, handled the highly effective British and worldwide media based mostly in London.
Britain urged each India and Pakistan to calm tensions and resolves their variations by means of dialogue. It’s understood that Britain has been proactive all through the disaster behind the scenes and remained abreast of the state of affairs all through.
Diplomats remained in contact with Pakistan Excessive Fee London and Nafees Zakaria’s skillful diplomatic efforts considerably helped to attract the eye of the British aspect to play its position in calming down the state of affairs between the 2 nuclear neighbours.
Sources have knowledgeable that Zakaria always up to date the British authorities on the quickly altering state of affairs and Pakistan’s need to pursue peace regardless of Indian aggression. He additionally very effectively saved the British Pakistani parliamentarians, up to date on the evolving state of affairs within the sub-continent.
The British Prime Minister expressed her concern on the state of affairs and as many as 40 MPs participated within the debate on Kashmir on the Home of Commons and concern was expressed by a variety of Home of Lords members.
Nafees Zakaria gave interviews to the BBC, Sky Information, TV Channel four and RT Information UK. Being a former spokesperson of the International Workplace of Pakistan, Zakaria confronted at instances, aggressive questions of the interviewers, and responded to them in essentially the most convincing method.
Given the attain of those channels, Zakaria was in a position to current Pakistan’s case as a sufferer of Indian state sponsored terrorism and Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir to many hundreds of thousands of viewers throughout the UK and past.
The Excessive Commissioner rebutted Indian propaganda towards Pakistan with stable references to the arrest and confessions by Indian serving Naval Commander, Kulbhushan Jadhav, of Indian involvement in terrorism in Pakistan, reminded former Jamaat ul Ahrar spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan’s revelations of Indian RAW’s funding to JuA to hold out terrorist assaults in Pakistan and former US Defence Secretary’s assertion that India financed bother in Pakistan from Afghanistan.
Zakaria, throughout his interviews, deftly put ahead Pakistan’s need for peace with India by means of dialogue and instructed his worldwide viewers that it was India that was not coming to negotiations with Pakistan.
He mentioned that Pulwama was the small manifestation of the larger downside which was the dispute of Kashmir and until that was not resolved as per the united states resolutions, peace within the area was a far cry.
The Excessive Commissioner utilised his interviews to sensitise the worldwide group particularly the US and the UK to come back ahead and mediate on the difficulty of Kashmir — the very last thing India want to occur.
Zakaria additionally conveyed in his interviews that Pakistan was prepared to take motion if India offered actionable proof of use of Pakistani soil within the incident. The worldwide media has praised the efficient communication technique of Pakistan all through the disaster and mature strategy adopted by Pakistan’s management.
It was seen that Pakistan’s outreach to the British media was very efficient in placing throughout Pakistan’s viewpoint and difficult the Indian perspective as a sufferer earlier than the influential worldwide viewers. The outreach strategy in London has been useful in drawing consideration to the actual dispute of Kashmir, the place atrocities towards Kashmiri Muslims by the hands of Indian occupation forces are persevering with.
For nearly two weeks now, British media has unanimously burdened that Pakistan has acted calmly and professionally within the face of Indian aggression and provocation.