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Some elements in Afghanistan want instability in Pakistan: FM Qureshi

Foreign OfficeSome elements in Afghanistan want instability in Pakistan: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that some elements in Afghanistan are playing the role of spoilers who want instability in Pakistan.

In a statement on Tuesday, the minister said that Pakistan desires peace and stability in Afghanistan, and Islamabad is playing its conciliatory role in the Afghan peace process.

Congratulating the law enforcement agencies (LEAs) for exposing the elements involved in destabilizing Pakistan, the foreign minister said that our intelligence agencies, Punjab Counter Terrorism Department, and police have conducted a scientific investigation deeply and arrested responsible for the recent Lahore blast.

Expressing concern over the support of anti-state agencies behind the Lahore blast, he said that the anti-terror financing investigating agencies should conduct a thorough inquiry exposing elements involved in financial resources for such operations.

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Qureshi said that Pakistan has rendered unprecedented sacrifices against terrorism and we have also set our direction.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi further said that an important meeting is being convened on national security on Thursday and members of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security will attend the meeting. He said that Parliamentarians from all parliamentary parties are also invited to attend the meeting.

The meeting is aimed to brief the participants about the facts and law and order situation in Afghanistan and the region as well.

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The foreign minister also said that Pakistan is acting very diligently to stop money laundering and terrorist financing.

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