ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi reached Beijing on Monday on a three-day visit to attend the first Pakistan-China Foreign Ministers' strategic dialogue.
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BEIJING – Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi yesterday urged the need for a meaningful dialogue with India.Investment in human capital imperative for development:
Speaking at a large gathering of Chinese scholars and researchers at the China Institute for International Strategic Studies here, he highlighted the recent developments in South Asia and Pakistan’s efforts to defuse the tensions.The foreign minister stressed the need for a meaningful dialogue between neighbouring countries to ensure peace. Commenting on Pakistan-China relations, he termed this all-weather relationship as an anchor for regional stability.Established in 1979 as a non-profit academic organization, CIISS is one of the most prestigious think tanks of China for its distinctive historical background, diversified multi-domain teams of experts, academic quality and policy influence.The foreign minister also met with the leadership of CIISS, led by Vice Chairman Gong Xianfu.Earlier, he arrived in Beijing on a three-day visit to China.At the airport, the FM was received by Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing, Pakistani Ambassador in Beijing Masood Khalid and senior officials of the Pakistani embassy.
The foreign minister will participate in the Pakistan-China Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue to discuss important matters of bilateral concern, including the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. They will also ponder upon the issue of peace and security in the region.Qureshi will also call on the senior leaders of China and hold a meeting with his Chinese counterpart.Pakistan, India to finalise Kartarpur corridor alignment todayAmid Pakistan’s commitment to establish the Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh pilgrims, work on the project seems to have expedited as officials from both Pakistan and India are holding another meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) at proposed zero points to finalise the alignment of the corridor.
This meeting will be succeeded by the first round of talks on March 14 when an 18-member Pakistani delegation led by Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal held talks with India for drafting an agreement on Kartarpur Corridor at Attari near Amritsar.Both sides also held expert-level discussions between technical experts on the alignment and other details of the proposed corridor, he said while speaking to the media upon returning from India.He stated that technical experts from both the countries will meet next Tuesday (March 19). Technical team and experts are scheduled to discuss issues relating to the corridor, its construction, road, and other technicalities.
Both sides had also agreed to hold a second round of discussion at Wagah to finalise the modalities for the Kartarpur Corridor on April 2. Last November, both the countries had agreed to set up the corridor linking Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur to Dera Baba Nanak shrine in India’s Gurdaspur district.
Officials from Pakistan and India on Thursday agreed to expedite work to operationalise the Kartarpur Corridor. Both sides also held expert-level discussions between technical experts on the alignment and other details of the proposed corridor, he read out.He spoke to the media upon his return from India, and said that technical experts from both the countries will meet next Tuesday. Technical team and experts are scheduled to discuss issues relating to the corridor, its construction, road, and other technicalities.He had also praised the Indian delegation by stating that they (India) were welcoming and the environment was conducive.The April 2 meeting will be technical in nature and holds great importance, he further said.
ISLAMABAD: The national flag will fly at half-mast today (Monday) across the country in reverence of the martyred and injured in the New Zealand mosque attacks.
The government and people of Pakistan stand united and extend solidarity to the grieved families, the notification read.
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry also tweeted and said, “As New Zealand prepares to bury mosque victims, Pakistan flag half-mast today.””Dialogue among civilisations is only way forward.Rise of hate mongers on the world stage is making world unsafe. Liberalism needs evolution,its academia’s responsibility to think of solution,” he added.
Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said he had spoken to New Zealand foreign minister on phone on length, after 50 people, including nine Pakistanis, were shot dead by a 28-year-old right-wing extremist who attacked two mosques in Christchurch: the Al Noor Mosque, and another mosque in the suburb of Linwood. Nine Pakistanis martyred in New Zealand mosque attacks 50 people lost their lives in terror attack on two New Zealand mosques in Christchurch on Friday The process of handing over bodies of victims to their respective families would begin today, Qureshi had quoted the New Zealand foreign minister as saying.
The New Zealand foreign minister said the identification of bodies has been completed.Qureshi said the New Zealand foreign minister had informed him that an investigation into the gunman’s motives is under way.“The Pakistan High Commission in New Zealand is making all efforts for the affected Pakistani families. The families of six of the martyred want to bury their dead in New Zealand, while three have expressed wish to bury their dead in Pakistan,” he further said.
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BEIJING: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi arrived in Beijing on Monday to attend the Pakistan-China Foreign Ministers' Strategic Dialogue.
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistani officials were in constant touch with the counterparts in New Zealand to facilitate families of Pakistanis who lost their loved ones in the mosque attack, ARY News reported Saturday.
ISLAMABAD: The Saudi government on Wednesday announced the increase of Pakistan's Hajj quota to 200,000, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said.
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Tuesday said Pakistan wants peace in the region as unrest and chaos will not serve any one’s interest.
Talking to Pakistans High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood, who called on him in Islamabad, the foreign minister said Islamabad is seriously reviewing the emerging situation following the Pulwama attack in Indian-held Kashmir.
Mahmood was called back to Islamabad for consultations following the suicide bombing in which over 40 Indian soldiers were killed. India has accused Pakistan of having a hand in the attack, but Pakistan has rejected any insinuation that seeks to link it to Islamabad without investigation.We are seriously reviewing the emerging situation and I have written a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres apprising him about the situation, the foreign minister said.Minister says Indian leadership should not disturb peace in entire region for the sake of its internal politicsMeanwhile talking to media persons at Circuit House in Multan, Qureshi said Pakistan will not be deterred by Indian war threats.
In case of any misadventure, Pakistan reserves the right to retaliate in a befitting manner. It is easy to wage war but it is very difficult to wrap it up, he said.
The minister said Pakistan will act promptly since India was creating an environment of jingoism among its people after the Pulwama incident. He said Indian leadership should not disturb peace in the region for the sake of its internal politics.Pakistan will cooperate in case India provides actionable evidence about Pulwama incident, he added.Qureshi said India was trying to isolate Pakistan diplomatically, but it would not succeed in its designs.
He reiterated that Pakistan will not allow anyone to use its soil for terrorism. Pakistan has rendered over 70,000 sacrifices in the war against terror we can feel the sufferings and pains of families of those who have lost their dear ones in war against terrorism, he added.The minister also urged the leadership of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to not threaten regional peace and stability with the aim of furthering their political agenda. He once more impressed upon India the need for the two sides to sit down for dialogue and resolve all outstanding disputes including that of Jammu and Kashmir 2019.