Pakistan wants coordinated strategy on Afghanistan, says FM Qureshi

Pakistan wants coordinated strategy on Afghanistan, says FM Qureshi

Islamabad (Web Desk): Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday said that Pakistan is desirous of a coordinated strategy on Afghanistan.

Talking to the media persons at the Parliament House in Islamabad after meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, he said that Pakistan's positive role in the Afghan peace process and its efforts for humanitarian assistance and evacuation of foreign nationals from Afghanistan is being appreciated.

FM Qureshi said that the committee and all parties commended the country's role in Afghanistan.

He also briefed the committee on the current “evolving” situation in Afghanistan and answered their questions.

“The committee was content with, and in agreement with the work of the foreign office, including the FM’s trip to neighbouring regional countries in efforts to adopt a coordinated approach,” the minister said.

FM Qureshi stated that all political parties, including Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam JUI, and others were present at the meeting.

On August 28, during a telephone conversation with United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) Antonio Guterres, FM Qureshi underscored that Pakistan would continue to play its constructive role in support of the efforts to promote peace and stability in Afghanistan.

The UN chief expressed gratitude for Pakistan's role in facilitating the work of humanitarian missions of UN entities in Afghanistan and sought Pakistan's continued support in the matter.