Pakistan vows cordial ties with US under Biden administration: FM

FM underscores, there is no military solution of Afghanistan issue


PTI would defeat Pakistan Democratic Movement, in case, it would table no-confidence move, as proposed by Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

Talking to media persons after attending Chehlam of late Husnain Bhutta, a religious leader, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Bilawal Bhutto acknowledged the democratically elected government by extending proposal of tabling no-confidence Motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Now, Bilawal should shun term “selected ” and, call elected PM. ‘No Confidence Motion’ is part of the constitution, he said adding, now Bilawal admitted the democratically elected government.

Qureshi also maintained that Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) lacked unity and similarly, the un-natural alliance had been collapsed. Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam have also been divided into groups.

Responding to a question about Justice (Retd) Azmat Saeed as Chairman Broadsheet Probe Committee, Qureshi remarked that opposition would not agree on any name. He, however added, if opposition have “clean hands” then it should not worry

Pakistan believed that there was no military solution of Afghanistan issue. Pakistan in its meetings with different United States delegations always supported dialogue process for restoration of peace in Afghanistan.

“Reduction in the violence leads to a ceasefire”, the FM said. He informed that he wrote a letter to the new minister of foreign affairs USA, and apprised him about different developments on the regional circumstances.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi hoped that the relationships between Pakistan and new administration of USA would improve further. Qureshi stated that now, Pakistan was shifting from a geostrategic to geo-economic position.

Things have changed at global level within last four years, he said adding, now, India could not present its so-called secular face because in the current circumstances it was heading towards Hindutva state.

Replying to an question on Turkey and Azerbaijan, the Foreign Minister observed that Pakistan and Turkey had supported Azerbaijan as per resolutions of United Nations. People of Azerbaijan paid rich tribute to Pakistan for this support, he said.

About internal challenges, Shah Mahmood stated that he himself inspected different locations in the city and checked quantity as well as quality of flour.

He, however expressed satisfaction over availability of flour in the city. He said the government was importing wheat as per requirement, adding, taxes on wheat import

were reduced or lifted to meet shortfall, he said.

He added that the incumbent government was planning the best management and delivery strategies to check inflation ratio.

Responding to another question about no punishment to mafias, Qureshi maintained that it was very first time that the government was fighting against the powerful mafia.

The government would continue exposing mafias, he said adding, measures against mafia were being taken in a systematic way.

In his response to a question about appointments in different government organizations, he stated that the government was appointing the best persons in state entities as per constitution.

The foreign minister also paid rich tribute to late Husnain Bhutta saying that he played vital role for maintaining unity and discouraging sectarianism.






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