Pakistan has applied for BRICS membership and sought Russia’s support, the country’s envoy to Moscow Muhammad Khalid Jamali has said.

There has been no comment from the Foreign Office without whose approval Jamali (who is yet to present his credentials) would not have made this revelation.According to media reports, Jamali was talking to the Russian news agency TASS in which he revealed that Pakistan had filed an application to join the BRICS and was counting on Russia’s assistance.Jamali said Pakistan had already applied for membership of the BRICS, which was set to expand next year with the admission of six new members.Jamali said Islamabad planned to join the group under Russia’s presidency next year.Pakistan would like to be a part of this important organisation and we are in the process of contacting member countries for extending support to Pakistan’s membership in general and the Russian Federation in particular, he said.

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