FM Qureshi terms India as biggest hurdle to regional peace

MULTAN (Dunya News) – Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Sunday termed India as the biggest hurdle in the way of regional peace.

Speaking to the journalists in Multan on Sunday, the foreign minister said that the establishment of peace in the region is the first priority but India wants to disrupt regional peace.

FM Qureshi said that Occupied Kashmir and Occupied Palestine issues must be resolved to establish peace in the world. “Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan is serving as the ambassador of Kashmir, Palestine and the Muslim Ummah,” he maintained.

He also said that the people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) had rejected the PPP and PML-N in the recently held elections and had given a huge mandate to the PTI.

The minister further said that the PPP remembered the rigging after defeat in AJK’s elections, adding that the PPP had not candidates from 45 constituencies in Azad Kashmir. “We are facing many challenges including inflation and economy which our team is working hard to overcome these problems,” he added.

Pakistan will mark August-5 in amicable way as Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Azad Kashmir and express solidarity with innocent people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). The citizens in IIOJK have been deprived of basic rights, said Qureshi.

Following efforts from PM Imran Khan, the Kashmir issue was discussed after 63 years in United Nations, said FM Qureshi. Now, the international community is raising voices in support of innocent Kashmiris, who are facing brutalities by occupied forces.

The Kashmir issue has become a globally recognized issue following efforts of incumbent government of PTI, remarked Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi observed that Pakistan Tehreek Insaf had become the most popular political party in the country. Similarly, he said, the country is heading towards matchless progress under the vibrant leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Qureshi hinted that the government was striving hard to overcome inflation. He hoped that country would witness more positive economic changes very soon.

The fourth wave of pandemic coronavirus is a big challenge for the government. He however urged people to follow precautions in this regard.

He suggested Sindh government to make strategy after complete consultation with National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) in order to combat the pandemic effectively.

Qureshi also lauded performance of Multan Waste Management Company especially on occasion of Eid ul Azha. On this occasion, Special Assistant to CM Punjab, MPA Javed Akhtar Ansari, and many other local PTI workers were also present.