Qureshi: Situation demands Afghan people are not abandoned

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Speaks to New Zealand counterpart via video link

Islamabad

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday stressed the need for the world to take concrete steps, on a war footing, to extend economic and humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan.

The top diplomat’s remarks came while speaking to his New Zealand counterpart Nanaia Mahuta via video link.

During the meeting, Qureshi stated that time warranted that the Afghan people were not abandoned. The foreign minister of New Zealand appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for the safe evacuation of foreign nationals from Kabul.

Moreover, Qureshi also raised the matter of New Zealand cricket team’s cancellation of Pakistan tour last month. The top diplomat stated that New Zealand’s decision hurt the sentiments of cricket-loving people of both the countries.

However, the foreign ministers expressed the determination to further strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two countries.

Qureshi also briefed his counterpart about the blatant human rights violations being carried out by Indian occupation forces in Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

“Pakistan has recently presented a dossier to the world about the Indian war crimes in the occupied territory,” the FM informed his counterpart.

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