No pressure on Pakistan to recognise Israel: Qureshi

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Multan: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that he has heard the point of view of the UAE regarding Israel and also presented the position of Pakistan on it, therefore there is no pressure on us to recognise Israel.

Talking to media in Multan on.Monday, Qureshi said that he had met Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the ruler of Dubai and discussed visa issues in a long meeting with the Foreign Minister of Dubai. The visa ban in the UAE is temporary, he added.

He said that majority of Pakistanis reside in Dubai and Sharjah for employment. The UAE rulers believe that there can be no substitute for Pakistan, visa ban issues will be resolved soon, the foreign minister said.

He said that he took the UAE rulers into confidence on the Kashmir issue