Peace in Afghanistan to benefit entire region: FM Qureshi
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that peace and stability in Afghanistan would benefit the entire region.
In a press statement issued on Saturday, the foreign minister said that neighbouring countries of Afghanistan were well aware of the situation there.
Referring to his recent visit to four different countries, Qureshi said that he met the leadership of these countries, adding their views over Afghanistan were fact-based.
“Worsening situation in Afghanistan would affect us all,” the minister said adding that the Taliban leadership had been in contact.
Qureshi said that Afghan people had been bracing the devastating impacts of decades of war and they wanted durable peace, adding that they had been the victims of past mistakes.
“The positive message from Afghanistan should be encouraged and if the country is left aloof, it will cause negative impacts upon all,” he maintained.
The foreign minister further said that Pakistan had been facilitating in the evacuation process of diplomatic missions of various countries from Afghanistan and PIA was playing a significant role in this regard.
He said the international community was acknowledging Pakistan’s role.
He said India had been the top spoiler and played a negative role against Pakistan and for this purpose, it had pulled together different terrorist groups to carry out terrorist activities.
Qureshi warned that India was trying to destabilise the regional peace and stressed upon keeping a vigil over such designs.
The foreign minister said that Pakistan had not closed its borders with Afghanistan and took steps over border management.
About his telephonic conversation with the British counterpart, he said that they had discussed Afghanistan, besides, he urged the UK government to review the red listing issue.
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