TOKYO (9 News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that the PTI government wants to make Pakistan industrial and business hub.
While interacting with the intellectuals and businessmen associated with Japan Institute of International Affairs in Tokyo, he said that new business blocks would be made in the region to strengthen economic and trade relations.
The minister said that Pakistan wants peaceful relations with all the neighboring countries for peace and stability in the region.
Pakistan will erect fence along Iran border: FM Shah Mahmood
On April 20, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has announced that Pakistan will erect the fence along the Iran border.
Addressing a press conference on Saturday, he said that Pakistan had formed a new frontier corps to monitor the border in a better way.
“A Baloch terrorist organization is behind the Buzy Top tragedy. The BRAS Group has taken responsibility of the tragedy whose training and logistics camps are located across the Iran border,” he said.
He said that Pakistan wants to keep the Iran border peaceful.
The minister said that special forensic evidence of the incident is available. “Pakistan hopes that Iran will take such action which will be visible,” he said.
He said that Pakistan and Iran are establishing joint border centres.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan has shared actionable intelligence with the Iranian authorities after investigation about the involvement of these elements in the recent terrorist act on the Coastal Highway.
The minister said that Iran is a fraternal neighboring country.”We have longstanding relationships with it.”
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that he also held a detailed telephonic talk with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif today and he assured full cooperation to trace these elements.
He said that Pakistan has lodged protest with Iran and the Foreign Office has sent a protest letter to the Iranian Embassy in Islamabad.
The minister said that the letter had demanded action against banned outfits.
Qureshi, Chinese vice-president discuss progress on CPEC project
Earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday called on Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan in Beijing and discussed bilateral relations including progress on China Pakistan Economic Corridor project.
Speaking on the occasion, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan desires cordial relations with all the neighboring countries.
He said Pakistan desires a strong economic partnership with China.
The foreign minister said that Pakistan will also benefit from the Chinese experience in poverty alleviation and eradication of corruption.
India didn’t respond positively to our efforts for peace: FM Qureshi
Earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that India did not respond positively to Pakistan’s efforts for peace.
Addressing the Business Leaders Summit in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said that the situation is still tense on the eastern and western borders of Pakistan.
He said that the objective of the PTI government is not to make properties and accounts abroad. “We are hopeful of overcoming the economic challenge,” he said.