ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has asked the Opposition to refrain from dragging national institutions into politics as it will not serve the interest of Pakistan.
Flanked by the Information and Broadcasting Minister Syed Shibli Faraz, the Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Minister Asad Umar, and the Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry, Qureshi addressed a Press Conference in Islamabad on Monday in which he said that yesterday’s conference of the Opposition reflected their desperation for not getting any concession or National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) from the government.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi rejected the opposition’s objections on Pakistan’s foreign policy saying that the entire world is acknowledging Pakistan’s role as a facilitator in the Afghan peace process.
Qureshi said that it is a great achievement that now intra-Afghan negotiations have begun for lasting peace in the Country.
Regarding the Kashmir issue, the foreign minister said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has vociferously raised the issue of Jammu and Kashmir at the UN General Assembly, Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC), world human rights bodies, and other global forums.
The foreign minister said that it seems strange that on the one hand, the opposition is criticizing the government’s Kashmir policy; while on the other hand, they had supported the government to get passed resolutions on Kashmir unanimously from the parliament.
Refuting opposition’s claim that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is being rolled back, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that all the projects of CPEC are rolling on and will be completed within the stipulated time period.