Top Middle East Ruler to arrive in Pakistan soon

Top Middle East Ruler to arrive in Pakistan soon

ISLAMABAD – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that he would pay two-day visit to Kuwait on Saturday and would meet the Kuwaiti leadership.

“I will also take a letter from Prime Minister Imran Khan to the Emir of Kuwait on the visa issue. Enhancement of bilateral trade will be discussed in the meetings, he said, adding that the Emir of Qatar was also expected to visit Pakistan in future.

He further said, Pakistan will not be part of any camp in the US-Iran tension.

Briefing the National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs with Ehsanullah Tiwana in the chair on Tuesday, he said that the effect of joining any camp would be on Pakistan.

“Some powers want to mar Pak-China relations by exaggerating the marriage issue. We will follow an effective strategy to deal with human smuggling,” he said.

The minister said that Pakistan does not want any tension with Iran under these circumstances. “The United States has not imposed any visa restrictions against Pakistan. However, it is going to deport over 70 illegal Pakistanis. Pakistan has asked the United States to fulfill legal requirements about the Pakistanis being deported,” he said.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Pakistan is facilitating intra-Afghan dialogue.

The minister said that Pakistan and China were reviewing the matter of human smuggling and an effective policy would be framed in this regard. “Some forces want to affect Pakistan-China relations,” he concluded.

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