Govt pursues effective strategy for economic stability: FM

Pakistan allowed Indian PM to use airway for Bishkek trip: FO

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OUR CORRESPONDENT
ISLAMABAD
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to hold peaceful relations with all neighboring countries on equal basis. He gave the remarks while chairing sixth session of Consultative Council on Foreign Relations in here on Wednesday. The Minister said Pakistan will continue its reconciliatory role in Afghan peace process for peace and stability in the region. He said we are adopting an effective strategy to achieve economic stability and making our diplomacy more persuasive. The meeting dilated upon Prime Minister’s participation in OIC summit, recent visit of Chinese Vice President to Pakistan and other regional and global issues of significance. Foreign Minister apprised the participants of the contents of PM’s address at OIC meeting and the agreements signed during Chinese Vice President’s visit to the country. The participants paid glowing tributes to Prime Minister’s address at OIC summit in which he effectively highlighted the issues of Kashmir and Palestine at the global level and adopting a clear stance on blasphemy. Official spokesperson of the Foreign office (FO) in a statement said that India had in fact asked for allowance to access Pakistan’s airway for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sushma Swaraj’s flights to Bishkek. Following designated protocols, special permission was granted to the Indian PM and Indian External Affairs Minister today,” Dr. Muhamad Faisal tweeted. The tweet read: India requested 2 overflight clearances for Indian PM & EAM. After requisite processing, permission was granted earlier today. It is upto India what route it decides to use. Pakistan also granted flight clearance to earlier Indian request for EAM travel to Bishkek 21-22 May 2019.”

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