FM asks Bilawal to tell his demands in written form over NAP
MULTAN (92 News) – Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday asked Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to inform his demands in written form regarding the National Action Plan (NAP).
Speaking to the journalists, FM Qureshi said the government is ready to brief the whole parliament on the NAP, adding that he is willing to go to the opposition to discuss issues. He also said after permission from the prime minister, he has written a letter to Asif Ali Zardari and Shehbaz Sharif on the NAP.
The foreign minister also invited the PPP Chairman to give suggestions regarding the NAP, evolved unanimously by the political leadership of Pakistan, to fight terrorism and the government will give due importance to them.
“I do not have an issue with briefing the entire parliament. If Bilawal can send us his reservations on banned organisations and the steps to take against them, we will give importance to his recommendations. Issues cannot be solved through just statements,” Qureshi said.
Paki reserves right to defend itself against any aggression: FM
The minister Pakistan has always supported peace in the region, but it reserves the right to defend itself against any foreign aggression. He said Pakistan is ready to resolve all issues with India through dialogue and Islamabad will take two steps of New Delhi takes one in that direction.
He said there can be ups and downs in statements from Indian leadership in wake of upcoming elections in India. He said situation can improve after the elections in the neighboring country.
China assures to support Pakistan in future
To a question, the Foreign Minister said China played an important role in de-escalation of the situation between Pakistan and India. He said, in his recent visit to China, Beijing showed that it had supported Pakistan in past and will do so in future as well.
Hindu girls’ abduction: Pakistan to defend minorities
To another question about the two Hindu girls who were allegedly abducted and forcefully converted to Islam, Qureshi said, “We will defend our minorities. “If any injustice has been done, then we will stand with them. We do not have double standard.”
OIC FMs stress need for strict steps against anti-Muslim incidents
Earlier, the emergency meeting of OIC the FM has stressed the need for taking strict steps against anti-Muslim incidents happening across the world.
Talking to the media, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the meeting had adopted a joint declaration comprising of six points includes four from the Pakistan.
He said that Pakistan had proposed to expand the definition and scope of terrorism, not confining it to Al-Qaeda and Daesh only. “Rather, it should also encompass the elements promoting Islamophobia.”