Shah Mahmood Qureshi stresses national consensus on security issue

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged the need for national consensus on issue of security.

While addressing at the Launch Ceremony of the NUST Institute of Policy Studies (NIPS): Pakistan-India Relations and The Resurgence of Freedom Struggle in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir at the National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) Campus in Islamabad on Wednesday, the minister said that it was under this spirit that he wrote letters to Parliamentary leaders of different political parties and personally contacted the leaders of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

Qureshi said that though the response of the opposition parties on these issues was not negative but they hesitated to act promptly on such issues of national importance.

The foreign minister regretted that the World Community is keeping mum over the growing plight of the Kashmiri people.

The minister paid tribute to the people of Occupied Kashmir who are continuing their freedom struggle despite the raging Indian violence and atrocities. He said that Pakistan gave a befitting response when India resorted to aggression in the wake of Pulwama incident.

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Apart from the foreign minister, Ambassador Riaz Khokhar, Ms Mushaal Mullick, eminent scholars, policy analysts, intellectuals, industry stalwarts and senior government officials also graced the event.