Indian policies a threat to regional stability: FM

Published December 10, 2020
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi chairs an apex committee meeting on regional peace and security at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday. — PID
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi chairs an apex committee meeting on regional peace and security at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday. — PID

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that India’s policies based on Hindutva ideology have threatened peace and stability of the entire region.

Speaking at a consultative meeting on regional security and Pakistan’s priorities here on Wednesday, he said Pakistan had presented undeniable evidence to the world through a dossier about India’s sponsorship of terrorism in Pakistan.

Says timely completion of CPEC is government’s top priority

He expressed deep concern over the continuity of brutalities by Indian occupation forces in occupied Kashmir amid Covid-19 pandemic.

The foreign minister said that economic diplomacy was being pursued to promote investment in the country and reduce impact of Covid-19 on economy.

He said timely completion of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects was top priority of the government.

Referring to situation in Afghanistan, he said that peace and stability in Afghanistan was imperative for the entire region.

He said Pakistan would continue to play its reconciliatory role for peace in the region.

Meanwhile, Mr Qureshi urged the world community, including the United Nations and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), to play their role in the just and peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

Speaking at the International Parliamentary Kashmir Conference on the eve of Human Rights Day, the foreign minister appealed to Muslim countries to use their political influence and economic clout to prevent India from committing atrocities in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Published in Dawn, December 10th, 2020

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