US narrative shifted from calling Pakistan part of problem to part of solution: FM Qureshi
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday said that the US narrative has shifted from calling Pakistan a part of the problem to a part of the solution in last two years since the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf came into power.
“We have left no stone unturned and utilized all the platforms to raise voice against oppression in Kashmir,” Shah Mahmood Qureshi said while addressing a press conference in Islamabad. He was flanked by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz, Industries and Production Minister Hammad Azhar, Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and others. The PTI ministers presented performance reports of their ministries on the second anniversary of taking power on Aug 18, 2018.
The foreign minister said world media’s narrative had shifted from calling Kashmiris terrorist to struggle for Kashmiris’ right to self-determination. On the issue of Afghanistan, he said the world had accepted point of view of Imran Khan in resolving Afghan crisis through political settlement.
“United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged Pakistan’s vital role in Afghan peace process in a recent discussion on telephone with me,” he said.
FM Qureshi said there was a major time when our country did not have a foreign minister in the last government due to which Pakistan could not present its stance at the international level.
He said the PTI government wanted to revitalize Pakistan’s relation with friendly countries and forge new understanding with them. We tried to present Pakistan’s stance vigorously, he said.
“India is in turmoil. The manner Nepal is questioning India is before you. Bangladesh has also turned foe to India. All south Asian countries are victim of India’s ill designs,” he said.
He said all India’s attempt to isolate Pakistan on diplomatic fronts had gone futile.