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Ready to hold talks with any govt in India, says FM Qureshi

Ready to hold talks with any govt in India, says FM Qureshi
April 3, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that they are ready to hold talks with any government in India. Addressing a function at the Institute of Policy Study on ‘Pakistan-India Relations and Acceleration of Freedom Movement in Occupied Kashmir’ on Wednesday, he said that India had resorted to aggression after the Pulwama incident. “The sword of FATF is dangling over us. We could face the worst economic conditions after being blacklisted,” he said. The minister said that Kashmiris had staged a protest demonstration in London in February 5, which not happened before. “India is bigger than Pakistan and has more budget than us. Pakistani diplomats are doing excellent despite the limited budget,” he maintained. He said that the government would implement the National Action Plan in letter and spirit. “The former government had no ability to implement the National Action Plan,” he said. FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Sawaraj had cancelled a meeting with him. “In the Indian elections, candidates get votes in the name of Pakistan,” he maintained. He has 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. Shah Mahmood Qureshi urged the need for national consensus on issue of security and said 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 and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz. He said 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.