Prime minister imran khan vowed that he would not join the trump administration’s peace initiative with israel despite efforts as he put it to convince him to do so now he alluded to the fact that there’s pressure on him to make the diplomatic move but you would not say what the source of the pressure is now some reports claim the saudi monarchy is in talks with him on the issue and pakistani analysts have speculated in recent weeks that normalization with israel could in fact happen soon .
When prime minister khan talks about uh quote unquote pressure these reports claiming it’s coming from saudi arabia but likely also from the trump administration what pressure might they be applying where’s the leverage in there. well rightly pointed out that according to my sources uh crown prince mohammed bin salman contacted Mr. imran khan and he requested him to please do something to for pakistan to recognize israel but according to my sources imran khan did not immediately give his reaction but he said that you know mbs you know the stance of pakistan and my predecessors has been you know reluctant in recognizing islam but it would not be you know possible for me to immediately recognize israel but let’s see and hold on this is what my sources told me but interestingly prime minister imran khan took to you know media and he he revealed that a friendly country was pressurizing him to grow recognize you know israel but he was pointing to you know saudi arabia but you have rightly pointed out it’s not the saudi arabia but pakistan has been getting pressure from the united states as well but as we have seen in the past pakistan did not change his stance when it comes to pakistan and you know israeli relationship but at the moment what i can tell you is that imran khan has revealed he was under pressure but one thing has that has happened goes into his favor that is imran khan is closely watching the situation in the middle east as we have seen that united arab emaraites has established connection with Israel. Imran khan is closely watching but he did not immediately give a positive reaction to mohammed bin salman’s and trump administration but he is getting pressure from both sides mohammed bin salman and the trump administration as well certainly the at least the reports on the story are getting attention in israel raising some eyebrows but prime minister khan there he said no way to recognizing israel that he could stand following the tradition of the country’s founder there is that the way that most people in pakistan feel . Pakistan and the people of pakistan they are very hawkish to the israel and one thing is very common here in pakistan that pakistan in millions of pakistani plays for every ill that comes to pakistan it must be coming from you know israel so pakistanis unfortunately have been blaming israel india and you know united states for every failure for pakistan but it is gonna change right now what i am observing here in pakistan that this is gonna change because the liberal the progressive and the well-educated pakistanis do believe that pakistan should change its storms about israel because the middle east arab countries when we talk about turkey whenever when we talk about united methodist they all have to some extent you know uh establish relationship with israel then there is no harm for pakistan to establish such type of relationship as well and according to my sources at the intelligence level uh pakistan’s ISI and israel MOSAD they they have a good connection uh this is what i have been getting from my sources but as your conversation is concerned i think the mood is getting a positive change in pakistan a number of people want the pakistani government to establish relationship with israel but they are very few in number but let’s see what i think within a within five to ten years there must be and there should be a number of pakistanis who will spot who will be supporting their governments to establish connection with these rights we hope that that resistance is eroding somewhat and that someday in the near future there could be peace and normalization between our countries.