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Peace in Afghanistan to benefit entire region: FM

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi Saturday (28th of August, 2021) said that peace and stability in Afghanistan would benefit the entire region.
He stated that neighboring countries of Afghanistan were well aware of the situation there.
Referring to his recent visit to four different countries, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that he met the leadership of these countries, adding their views over Afghanistan were fact- based.
The foreign minister cautioned that worsening situation in Afghanistan would affect them all. Taliban leadership was in contact with all, he added. Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Afghan people had been bracing the devastating impacts of decades of war and they wanted durable peace, adding that they had been the victims of past mistakes.
The positive message from Afghanistan should be encouraged and if the country was left aloof, it would cause negative impacts upon all, he maintained. The foreign minister further said that Pakistan had been facilitating in the evacuation process of diplomatic missions of various countries from Afghanistan and the PIA was playing a significant role in this regard.
He said the international community was acknowledging Pakistan’s role.
Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi said India had been the top spoiler and playing negative role against Pakistan and for this purpose, it had pulled together different terrorist groups to carry out terrorist activities. Qureshi warned that India was trying to destabilize the regional peace and stressed upon keeping a vigil over such designs.
The foreign minister said that Pakistan had not closed its borders with Afghanistan and took steps over border management. About his telephonic conversation with the British counterpart, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that they had discussed Afghanistan, besides, he urged the UK government to review the red listing issue. | YouTube Channel


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M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.