Asks India to ‘think beyond elections’
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Saturday that Prime Minister of Indian Narendra Modi’s “dream” of diplomatically isolating Pakistan “will never be fulfilled”.
Addressing the media in Munich after the conclusion of the Munich security conference, the foreign minister said that he was “more confident” after the conference that the US senators were ready to engage with Pakistan.
“Meetings with German, Canadian, Uzbek foreign ministers and Afghan president have shown that India’s claim to diplomatically isolate Pakistan has failed,” the foreign minister said. “The world is aware of the fact that Pakistan did not gain from the Pulwama attack.”
“This is an unfortunate incident,” FM Qureshi stated, adding that Pakistan has never been in favour of violence, be it today or yesterday.
“Pakistan will not allow its land to be used for terrorism,” the foreign minister reiterated. “Blame game never achieved anything. Blame game without any investigation was regrettable.”
The foreign minister urged India to look at the “wider picture” and “think beyond its elections”.
“India should prioritise peace and stability in the region,” FM Qureshi said.