International Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi stated on Saturday that the relations between the US and Pakistan shouldn’t be seen solely via the attitude of the Afghan subject or the ties with India.
Speaking to media in Multan after getting back from his 10-day go to to the US, Qureshi stated he had tried to make his American counterparts realise that “it is not going to be acceptable to view our relationships going way back to seven many years from the Afghan perspective or the Indian lens”.
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He stated regional conditions evolve and necessities change, however Pakistan’s contribution for peace and stability within the area ought to be acknowledged.
Qureshi, who met US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Nationwide Safety Adviser John Bolton in Washington on Tuesday, stated it could be flawed to anticipate that every one variations between the US and Pakistan could possibly be resolved in in the future.
He stated whereas it was not potential to cowl the whole journey in a single sitting, the International Workplace will proceed its efforts to signify the nation successfully on worldwide fora.
The overseas minister stated he had neither gone to the US to hunt support nor was it a part of any of the talks. He iterated that the funds for Pakistan cancelled by Washington earlier this 12 months have been “reimbursement, not support”.
He stated overseas affairs is a part of presidency coverage for which discussions ought to be held no matter political variations, within the curiosity of the federation.
In response to a query relating to the arrest of PML-N president and opposition chief Shahbaz Sharif, Qureshi stated the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) is an impartial establishment, which had taken the motion after investigation.
He stated it wasn’t the PTI authorities that had instituted the case in opposition to Sharif, including that “we’ve got to respect the courts”.