The Prime Minister apprised the German Foreign Minister on the current regional situation, including India and Afghanistan as well as the steps taken by his government towards de-escalation.
Amid reports about "agreement in draft" between the United States and Taliban on the foreign forces pullout from Afghanistan, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that as an important stakeholder in the Afghan peace process, Pakistan wants a "responsible" withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.
Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Wednesday said India is escalating tensions with Pakistan for the sake of its own domestic politics.
Pakistan claimed to have downed two Indian Air Force jets and capture their pilots.
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He said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has been elected on the agenda of change and the people will see change by the end of the tenure of the present government.
It is to be noted that both India and Afghanistan have repeatedly asked Pakistan to take credible measures in order to curb terrorism and terror groups operating from its territory.
Lauding Finance Minister Asad Umar, the foreign minister said the former had taken a lot of steps for economic uplift during the last six months. "[Army officer] Calls the terrorists Mujahid who receive special favours/ sustenance from Allah as they fight to support PAK government [against enemies]".
In the dogfight, one F-16 fighter of Pakistan Air Force was shot down by the Indian Air Force, which also lost a MiG-21 Bison plane.
On February 27, Pakistani fighters had transgressed into the Indian air space in Jammu and Kashmir and tried to target Indian military positions before they were chased away.
Heiko Maas said that Germany has good relations with Pakistan and it wants to promote cooperation with the country in trade and other sectors.