Pakistan to maintain credible security capabilities to deter aggression: FM Qureshi
RAWALPINDI: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday said that Pakistan will maintain credible national security capabilities to deter aggression and to safeguard its territorial integrity.
Addressing the participants of National Security and War Course at National Defence University (NDU), Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the government is working to take the war against extremism and terrorism to its logical conclusion, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
According to the military’s media wing, the foreign minister highlighted the cardinals of Pakistan’s foreign policy, challenges as well as opportunities and said that the government is working to achieve strategic objectives of Pakistan’s foreign policy.
He said that the PTI government is promoting economic stability through inclusive growth, integrating with major regional initiatives and global economy, pursuing friendly and cooperative relations with all countries particularly with major powers and all immediate neighbours.
The foreign minister said that they are trying to seek a just durable and a peacefully negotiated solution of the Kashmir dispute, turning Pakistan’s geo-strategic location into a geo-strategic asset and projecting the rightful image of Pakistan.
He said that Pakistan has been major victim of terrorism but through a collective effort of our security forces and resilient people of Pakistan we have been able to get out of this menace successfully.
The foreign minister said that Pakistan fully supports Afghan peace process as peace in Afghanistan is essential for regional peace and stability.