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United Nations needs joint action for a stable Afghanistan: FM Qureshi

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that we have told the international community that we can no longer bear the burden of Afghan refugees. (Photo: Dispatch News Network)

NEW YORK: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that for a stable Afghanistan, the international community needs joint efforts for which the heads of all countries must come together.

According to details, the foreign minister while addressing a press conference in New York said that joint efforts are needed for a stable Afghanistan. The prime minister said that the situation could worsen if the Afghan issue was not addressed.

During the press conference, FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Pakistan could be useful as an ally in the current situation. “Meetings with world leaders have been fruitful and they have listened carefully to Pakistan’s position. Pakistan also wants a coalition government in Afghanistan,” the foreign minister said.

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On the situation in Afghanistan, the foreign minister said that in the current situation, we need to move forward with restraint. “After a long time, there is a hope for peace. The situation in Afghanistan could worsen if a better strategy is not adopted. Steps must be taken for the peace of the Afghan people,” he said.

Announcing his participation in the UN General Assembly, FM Qureshi said that he had the opportunity to meet the foreign ministers of other countries. The situation in Kashmir was discussed during the meeting with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

FM Qureshi said that we all have to adopt an integrated strategy. Talks were held with the US Secretary of State on Pak-US relations. He appreciated Pakistan’s role in the withdrawal from Afghanistan. The prime minister covered all the topics in his speech.

Regarding PM Imran Khan’s speech, FM Qureshi said that the prime minister had informed the world about Indian barbarism. He presented Pakistan’s point of view to the international community and also highlighted the issue of Kashmir.

“We have been hosting Afghan refugees for decades,” he said. “The politics of blame has been going on for the last 20 years. The success of the Taliban was due to the failed policy of Ashraf Ghani. We have told the world that Pakistan can no longer bear the burden of Afghan refugees,” he added.