Pakistan

LONDON (Staff Report) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that improvement in security situation has led to visible signs of economic revival and higher investment in Pakistan.

Addressing a function in London, he said democratic process and institutions are strengthening in Pakistan with the support of independent judiciary, strong parliament, free media and a vibrant civil society.

The Advisor said Pakistan is making concrete efforts to turn its geo-strategic location from a liability into an asset through trade, transport and energy connectivity with China, Central Asia and West Asia.

He said Pakistan is earnestly implementing the Strategic Vision of its Foreign Policy by promoting regional connectivity and facilitating reconciliation in Afghanistan.

He said Pakistan is seeking to resume Composite Dialogue with India to resolve all outstanding issues, including Kashmir.

Sartaj Aziz said Pakistan’s ground realities are rapidly changing with decisive and comprehensive action to combat violence, terrorism and extremism.

On the occasion, he also paid rich tribute to the heroic efforts and sacrifices of Pakistan’s armed forces in Zarb­-e-­Azb.