Pakistan minister says ready to return pilot

Reuters . Islamabad | Update:

Indian pilot Wing Commander Abhi Nandan captured by Pakistan is seen in this handout photo released on 27 February 2019. Photo: ReutersPakistan would be prepared to return the Indian pilot shot down and captured this week if it helped ease the crisis with its neighbour, foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told Pakistani television station Geo TV on Thursday.

"We are willing to return the captured Indian pilot if it leads to de-escalation," he was quoted as saying.

He also said the Saudi foreign minister was expected to visit Pakistan with a special message from Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who visited both Pakistan and India earlier this month.

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