FM Qureshi says war on terror will be taken to its logical conclusion

12:55 AM | 19 Dec, 2018
FM Qureshi says war on terror will be taken to its logical conclusion
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ISLAMABAD - Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the government was committed to taking the war against extremism and terrorism to its logical conclusion.

Speaking to the participants of National Security and War Course at National Defence University (NDU) on Tuesday, he said the government was trying to promote economic stability through inclusive growth and integrating with major regional initiatives and global economy.

According to a press release issued by the military's media wing, the minister asserted that the government was working to pursuing friendly and cooperative relations with all the countries, particularly with major powers and all immediate neighbours.

"The government was seeking a just durable and peacefully negotiated solution of the Kashmir dispute, turning Pakistan’s geo-strategic location into a geo-strategic asset, projecting the rightful image of Pakistan, cultural ethos and state policies, pursuing economic prosperity and growth through multifaceted partnerships and welfare of Pakistani diaspora abroad," Qureshi added.

The lawmaker also highlighted the contours of Pakistan’s foreign policy, challenges as well as opportunities adding that the incumbent regime was working to achieve the strategic objectives of Pakistan’s foreign policy.

The foreign minister expressed that while safeguarding sovereignty and territorial integrity of the state, the government was maintaining credible national security capabilities to deter aggression.

Pakistan had been a major victim of terrorism but through a collective effort of the security forces and resilient people of Pakistan, it had been able to get out of the menace successfully, he added.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan fully supported the Afghan peace process as peace in Afghanistan was essential for regional peace and stability.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Imran Khan had expressed that Pakistan would do everything to further the Afghan peace process.

The premier had recently claimed to have organized the meeting between the US and Taliban.