Pakistan would be partner in the peace not in the conflict: Qureshi


ISLAMABAD, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Saturday said that the PTI government intended to tackle the resolution of no-confidence against Prime Minister Imran Khan, jointly moved by the Opposition parties, in a constitutional, political and democratic way.

Speaking on a Point of Order in the National Assembly, the minister said that the government admitted that the motion against the Prime Minister was in line with the Constitution of Pakistan, which the Opposition had the right to move and the government had the duty to defend it.

He put on the record that the PTI government never intended to violate the constitution. “Respecting the Constitution is binding on all of us.”

The minister said the government had accepted the verdict of the Supreme Court in a Suo Moto case on the April 3 ruling of Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri.

Qureshi also informed the House about an international conspiracy to change the democratically elected government and a ‘threat letter’ discussed in the National Security Committee meeting.

He said the government also wanted to hold an in-camera session of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security for briefing on the letter.

The minister said that it was unfortunate that with the support of the foreign powers, the majority of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in Lower House of the Parliament was being converted into a minority.

Qureshi expressed the confidence that history would expose the elements that hatched the conspiracy against the democratically elected government.

He said that it was the right time for the nation to decide whether they wanted to live with dignity and pride or otherwise.

The minister also informed the parliamentarians that the Prime Minister had undertaken the bilateral visit to Russia in consultation with all stakeholders.

Pakistan always believed in true implementation of international laws and United Nations charter, he added.

He said Prime Minister Imran Khan time and again said that Pakistan would be partner in the peace not in the conflict.

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