Address Global Concerns On Cross-Border Terror: India, US To Pakistan

Leroy Wright
March 14, 2019

The Foreign Minister said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had released the captured Indian pilot Abhinandan as a goodwill gesture despite India's belligerent posture.

"Pakistan has never been shy of dialogue", he declared and added that voices within India were also insisting that Kashmiri leadership and people should be engaged.

The foreign minister said that he had also directed Maas' attention towards the "very delicate situation" in Indian-occupied Kashmir that needed to be "addressed immediately". He pointed out that Pakistan has taken a lot of steps to eliminate this menace.

"The government is taking steps to create investment opportunities in the country and these steps have already paid the dividends", Qureshi said.

"Having been in office for six months, we faced many economic challenges", Qureshi stated, adding that the government had an agenda which it wanted to implement in order to meet these challenges.

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Qureshi said that peace in Afghanistan was important to realise the dream of progress and prosperity in the region, for which Pakistan was making persistent efforts.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the topmost priority of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is to revitalize the national economy. "We feel that inclusion of Afghan government in every table talk is imperative", he added.

"Economic stability is a big challenge but we will succeed", he said while addressing Business Leaders Summit in Islamabad. He confirmed that a large delegation of Malaysian investors will accompany Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed during his visit to Pakistan later this month.

Commenting on relations with India, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan, after assuming the charge, offered New Delhi an olive branch and asked for a meeting of the foreign ministers of both the countries on the sidelines of UN General Assembly to resolve all outstanding issues between the two countries through dialogue. "We welcome foreign investment in the country", he added.

"They noted the strength of our partnership and discussed ways to further enhance cooperation, including on counter-terrorism", Palladino said.

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