FM Qureshi hopes to have meaningful dialogue with next Indian govt

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has expressed that after the general elections in India, its new government would adopt meaningful dialogues with Pakistan on all long-standing issues.

He was addressing the seminar on “Pakistan-India Relations and Resurgence of Freedom Struggle in Indian Occupied Kashmir at National University of Science and Technology in Islamabad today.

The Foreign Minister said world’s silence over the atrocities in Indian occupied Kashmir is remorseful.

He paid tribute to the people of Occupied Kashmir who are continuing their freedom struggle despite the raging Indian violence and atrocities.

He said Pakistan always expressed serious intention about engaging India in bilateral dialogues but Indian government always restrained from it.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan’s positive diplomacy resulted in de-escalation between India and Pakistan after Pulwama incident.

He said that incumbent government is not oblivious to the deprivations of Balochistan and had taken great initiatives in health, education and infrastructure including Gawadar airport.

He said government has full clarity regarding the implementation of National Action Plan to its fullest for peace and stability of the country.

He said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s government had found Pakistan in grey list of Financial Action Task Force FATF and now we are being pushed towards the black list but our government will do its best to avert the situation.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi urged the need for national consensus on issue of security and said it was under this spirit that he wrote letters to parliamentary leaders of different political parties and personally contacted the leaders of Pakistan Peoples’ Party and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz.

Addressing the ceremony, Mishal Malik, the wife of Hurriyet leader Yasin Malik said human rights violations are a matter of routine in occupied Kashmir by Indian armed forces.

She said global pressure should be excreted on India to put an end to the sufferings of the innocent Kashmiri people.