FO clarifies FM Qureshi’s misquoted, twisted remarks regarding IS and Taliban

Foreign OfficeFO clarifies FM Qureshi’s misquoted, twisted remarks regarding IS and Taliban

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Office has said that it is regrettable that certain sections of the media have misquoted and twisted the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s remarks about the need for peace and stability in Afghanistan through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned process.

In response to media queries regarding Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s misquoted remarks regarding IS and Taliban circulating on social media, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that in fact, the foreign minister clearly spoke about consensus among the international community, the regional players and the Afghans themselves against the menace of terrorism.

The Spokesperson said that the foreign minister’s remarks cannot be in anyway be misconstrued as advocacy for a particular side in the Afghan conflict.

Chaudhri said that we have repeatedly stated that Pakistan has no favourites in Afghanistan.

“We see all sides in the conflict as Afghans who need to decide about their future themselves,” he said. “We will continue to play a constructive facilitation role in the Afghan peace process.”

The Foreign Office Spokesperson further said that we would once again reiterate that right now all energies should be focused on finding an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement to the conflict in Afghanistan.”

Must read

Recent News

Pakistan-Mexico Bilateral Political Consultations held

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The 6th round of Pakistan-Mexico Bilateral Political Consultations was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad on Tuesday.The Pakistani delegation...

Ministry denies closure of industries in Karachi, Sindh & Balochistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ministry of Industries and Production has denied the recent claims of industrial closures reported by certain quarters.“Contrary to the assertions made...

PM concerned over unwarranted delays in completion of PIMS project

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar Ul Haq Kakar has expressed deep concern over the unwarranted delays in completion of project titled "Replace...

Interbank Dollar Rate Today in Pakistan – 5 December 2023

Interbank Exchange Rates in Pakistan The Interbank Closing Exchange Rate in Pakistan has been issued by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) for December 05,...

Finance Division releases Rs 27.4 billion to ECP for holding general elections

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Finance Division has released Rs 17.4 billion to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in addition to Rs 10.0 billion released...