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Aggressive statements from Indian side can jeopardize regional peace: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday said that the provocative and negative statements from Indian side can jeopardize regional peace, ARY News reported. This he said while talking to the newsmen in Islamabad here today. “Desire for peace should not be taken as our weakness, Pakistan will respond to any misadventure from the Indian side,” he vowed. “Pakistan is a peace loving country having no aggressive designs against anyone, but the statements coming from the Indian leadership, can put the…

India not responding ‘positively’ despite Pakistan’s initiatives, Qureshi tells NA

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Monday that India is not ready to respond ‘positively’ despite Pakistan’s initiatives, ARY News reported. Expressing his views at the floor of the National assembly, he said there is no way out except for negotiation when it comes to relations between the two nuclear countries Pakistan and India. Opening of the Kartarpur crossing was aimed to convey message to India that Pakistan wants peace in the region, but India responded negatively, and denying to hold…

Pakistan firmly believes in freedom of expression: foreign minister

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday said Pakistan firmly believed in freedom of expression but, he stressed, blasphemous or hateful content under the pretext of freedom of expression was not acceptable for us. He was talking to Vice President Public Policy Facebook Simon Milner in Islamabad on Wednesday. The foreign minister commended the role of Facebook in promotion of e-commerce in Pakistan. Matters of mutual interest including control of hateful material and promotion of e-commerce on…

FM stresses for boosting trade, economic ties amongst regional countries

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday stressed for bolstering trade and economic relations amongst the regional countries. Addressing a ceremony in connection with Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Day in Islamabad, he said the goal could be achieved by improving connectivity through rail, roads, ports and use of latest technology. Highlighting the significance of the ECO, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the organisation gave great importance to the objectives of regional peace and development. He…

Foreign minister emphasises stronger bilateral relations with Iran

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has emphasized on strengthening bilateral ties in various fields of mutual interest between Pakistan and Iran. He said this while talking to Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi  who called on him in Islamabad on Monday. Abbas Araghchi  is visiting Pakistan to attend the 10th bilateral political consultative meeting at the foreign secretary level. Read More: Iran ready to collaborate with Pakistan in fight against terrorism During the meeting, the Iranian…

Trend of foreign investment rising in Pakistan: Shah Mehmood Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday said the trend of foreign investment into the country was rising. "During the meetings held in our visits abroad the foreign investors also expressed deep interest in investing in Pakistan," he said while talking to Chairman Board of Investment Haroon Sharif who called on him in Islamabad. During the meeting, existing opportunities of investment in various sectors of national economy and the positive trend of foreign investment in Pakistan came under…

All institutions on one page for talks with India: Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that all political parties and institutions in the country are on the same page for bilateral talks with India, ARY News reported on Thursday. Talking to Indian journalists who visited the Foreign Ministry after Kartarpur  Border Corridor ceremony, Mr. Qureshi emphasized that Pakistan wanted good relations with all the neighbouring countries. The development of the region is linked with sustainable peace, he added. Mr. Qureshi said both the countries…