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Qureshi slams Indian media for reporting ‘inaccurate’ information about ‘Kabul go to’


Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi slammed the Indian media on Monday for reporting inaccurate information about him visiting Kabul.

In a press release, the overseas minister termed the Indian media’s hue and cry over his non-existent go to to Kabul as “irresponsible”. “They should check their sources before reporting the news,” Qureshi mentioned, including that this was “bad for its own credibility”.

According to Qureshi, he didn’t go to Kabul as reported by the Indian media on Sunday. “I, however, held several important meetings concerning the Afghan issue in Islamabad,” added Qureshi.

Speaking of the prevailing circumstances in Afghanistan, the overseas minister mentioned that every one regional international locations needed peace in Kabul, regardless that there have been “spoilers” in Afghanistan who nonetheless needed to sabotage the peace efforts.

Read World should help Afghanistan economically, nation-building: PM

He additional mentioned that India won’t serve the area if it sticks to the thought of humiliating Pakistan. He added that India has been claiming good relations with Afghanistan and Pakistan has no drawback with the Kabul-New Delhi ties.

Pakistan has no objection to India having “good relations” with Afghanistan, however New Delhi has to surrender its “myopic approach” for the sake of regional peace.

The overseas minister added that he spoke to European Commission Vice President Joseph Borrell on Sunday to transient him on the help offered by Pakistan within the evacuation of diplomatic employees, overseas nationals and journalists from Kabul.

He mentioned Afghanistan’s neighbours and different regional international locations needed peace and stability within the war-torn nation. Speaking about Pakistan’s efforts to chalk up a joint technique, the minister mentioned: “I will go to Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Iran and consult with the leadership there over the Afghan issue.”

“We already have talks with China over the Afghan issue,” Qureshi mentioned, referring to the position performed by China within the Afghan peace course of.

Speaking in regards to the future regime in Kabul, Qureshi mentioned Afghanistan is a multi-ethnic nation and it ought to have a broad-based and inclusive authorities.

Read extra Qureshi stresses ‘broad-based’ political settlement in Afghanistan

“Our focus is not on one group,” Qureshi mentioned in reference to the Taliban. Pakistan is making efforts for the progress and peace in Afghanistan by making a conducive surroundings, the FM added.

He urged the worldwide neighborhood to revive relations with Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover, saying that the Afghan folks ought to be given the impression that the world has not forgotten them.

He mentioned Pakistan will assist the Afghans who need to go overseas. “Do not spread chaos [at the Kabul airport],” Qureshi appealed.

Afghanistan wants educated folks for improvement, he mentioned, including that safety of life, respect for elementary rights is crucial for a affluent Afghanistan.

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