The former leader of the Ulema-e-Islam Jamaat, Maulana Ajmal Kadri, claims former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sent him to Israel for talks with Tel Viv representatives.
It was a kind of study visit, “Samaa TV emphasized. The former politician said he met senior officials from Israel’s Foreign Ministry and cabinet members during his visit.
However, he did not mention the year in which he visited Israel.
Commenting on the purpose of the tour, he said officials in Pakistan wanted to know whether such a relationship with Israel would benefit Pakistan.
“The people at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the time wanted to know whether Pakistan could develop relations with Israel or not.”
He also said trade issues, particularly those related to Pakistani textiles, were discussed at the meeting.
The former JUI leader said he had told the Israeli authorities that Pakistan could not have any ties with Israel until Tel Aviv gave Islamabad “guarantees” about the fate of Palestine.
The former JUI leader said he had met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif twice since the visit.
“I have told the Prime Minister twice that the Pakistani Parliament needs to be consulted or a national dialogue must be held to decide that.”
At the start of the interview, researcher Nur Dari said that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sent two delegations to Israel during his tenure to normalize relations with the country.
“Seeing the story, Nawaz Sharif sent two delegations to Israel to normalize relations,” said Dahri, adding that Benazir Bhutto also sent a delegation to Israel, the director general of Pakistan.