Pakistan aims for regional peace, stability: FM

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan will continue its efforts in maintaining peace and stability in the region. The foreign minister was addressing a consultative meeting of former foreign secretaries on Thursday. The meeting reviewed the Indian aggression in IOK, Afghan peace process and regional security.
The foreign minister said that the innocent and unarmed Kashmiris have been facing the worst curfew over the last one year. He said that the supporters of secular India are also protesting against the Hindutva policy. He said that India is continuously committing violations at Line of Control (LoC) targeting innocent citizens to divert attention from its internal anarchy.
Qureshi said that it is an effort of Pakistan that the Intra-Afghan dialogue immediately moves forward. He described his recent meeting with the Afghan Taliban in Islamabad very useful.
He said that there was consensus in the meeting that there is only a political solution to the Afghan conflict which is possible only through dialogue. The foreign minister said that Prime Minister Imran Khan’s stance on a political solution is now also being acknowledged by the US, Russia, China and important countries of the region.
Meanwhile, FM Qureshi chaired the 14th meeting of the Advisory Council for Foreign Affairs on Thursday. The meeting discussed the regional peace and security situation with particular reference to Afghan peace process and the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).
The foreign minister apprised the meeting about the progress made so far in the Afghan peace process. He said that Pakistan has effectively drawn world attention towards the Indian brutalities against innocent Kashmiri people.