MULTAN (Dunya News) – Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi Sunday said that peaceful and stable Afghanistan was inevitable for peace in the region.
Addressing a workshop in the city, the foreign minister said Pakistan always stated that there was no military solution of Afghanistan conflict and advocated for a political, negotiated settlement among Afghan leaderships to resolve issue of the war-torn country.
“However, some elements were playing role of spoiler to sabotage peace in the region. We should remain highly vigilant on the elements who wanted to spoil regional peace,” FM Qureshi said.
“Pakistan strongly condemned bid of demographic changes in the internationally recognized disputed areas,” said FM Qureshi adding that Pakistan always honoured United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions for settlement of issues.
The foreign minister also stressed upon the need to take more steps to tackle rising trend of Islamophobia. No one should be allowed to hurt sentiments of nearly two billion Muslims, Qureshi mentioned and also stressed unity among Muslim Ummah to raise collective voice at global level.
He remarked that terrorism was a great threat for society. He added that the Pakistan’s armed forces and citizens rendered thousands of sacrifices.
FM Qureshi said Pakistan was the most affected country through menace of the terrorism which was sponsored by India. Pakistan always condemned menace of terrorism whether it was from individuals, groups or states, he mentioned.
The foreign minister stated that Pakistan actively pursued comprehensive national action plan to abolish scourge of terrorism. Similarly, steps were also taken to discourage money laundering. Implementation of UNSC resolutions passed over long-standing issues was important for peace in the region and socio-economic uplift of people.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi also hailed South Punjab Multi-Stakeholders Working Group for maintaining and promoting peaceful environment in south Punjab. He stated that everybody should perform positive role to project soft image of the region.