Stability of region links with peace in Afghanistan says FM

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

28th Oct, 2020. 09:38 am
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Foreign Minister FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Wednesday that Pakistan is eager for a peaceful, prosperous and stable Afghanistan.

According to the details, while having a telephonic conversation with his Afghan counterpart Mohammad Hanif Atmar, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said peace in Afghanistan is linked with peace and stability of region.

Foreign Minister FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi said intra Afghan dialogue provides an excellent opportunity for peace and the Afghan leadership must seize this opportunity.

Moreover, he said it is imperative to make the intra afghan dialogue result oriented in order to realize the dream of durable peace in Afghanistan. Foreign Minister said Pakistan will continue its sincere efforts for peace and stability in the region including Afghanistan.

Alluding to the historic fraternal ties between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan has announced a new visa policy to facilitate the travel of Afghan people.

On Monday this week, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the long turmoil in Afghanistan has taken a heavy toll. Addressing at the Pakistan-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Forum 2020 in Islamabad, PM Imran said there is a history of Pakistan-Afghanistan relations.

“The chaos in Afghanistan has given rise to misunderstandings in both countries”, added the PM saying, the country also tried to be friends with India but failed. He further added that the Modi government is against the Muslims of its own country. However, “We realized that India is ideologically against Pakistan”, the premier said.

The ongoing treatment in India with Muslims has never happened before, said the Prime Minister. Furthermore, he said, “We will continue our efforts for development in Afghanistan and Pakistan.” Prime Minister Imran Khan further disclosed his plans regarding Pakistan’s economy saying that we have decided to take Pakistan towards the industry.

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