Pakistani FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s advice to India over Afghanistan

Pakistani FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s advice to India over Afghanistan

Islamabad: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Monday asked India to avoid putting the region's peace at stake while backing a section of Afghanistan who is involved in baseless allegations against Pakistan

In a statement, the foreign minister said: “We want India not to play the role of a spoiler by extending support to such factions".

Qureshi said Pakistan desired peace in Afghanistan and was concerned about the deteriorating situation.

He reiterated a political solution to the Afghan problem through dialogue, adding that the world was acknowledging Pakistan’s stance that “there was no military solution to the Afghan problem”.

He mentioned that Pakistan was in consultation with the neighboring countries of the region for concerted efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Qureshi said he had invited his Afghan counterpart to visit Islamabad and hold talks to sort out any misunderstandings.

Earlier, he said, the visit of the Afghan delegation was postponed on the request of their own government.

He said peace in Afghanistan would benefit the whole region, including India.

The foreign minister said a deliberate campaign of maligning Pakistan through fake news was on the rise and mentioned that Afghan media was spreading a false and fabricated statement attributed to him.

Commenting on the situation in IIOJK, he said the recent letter of the members of European Parliament to president of European Commission exposed the fact that there was any normalcy in the Valley following India’s illegal act of August 5, 2019.

He said a free parliamentary forum of the world had acknowledged Pakistan’s stance over the ongoing human rights crisis in IIOJK.

He mentioned his letters on the subject addressed to the United Nations Secretary General and President of the UN Security Council that highlighted the continuous atrocities of Indian security forces against innocent Kashmiris.

Qureshi said Pakistan would continue to extend political, moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris and mentioned that there was a consensus on the matter in parliament.

He called upon the international human rights watchdogs to take notice of the human rights violations in IIOJK.