Addressing a press conference at Multan’s Raza Hall on Saturday, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the Afghan forces had the capacity to combat Daesh in Afghanistan.
He maintained that peace in Afghanistan was necessary for regional stability and Pakistan was consulting other countries in the region to ensure the development, prosperity, and uplifting of the war-torn country.
The foreign minister said that he had briefed the Chinese authorities over the Dasu terrorist incident — which claimed the lives of 13 people, including nine Chinese nationals — and both countries have agreed on making joint efforts to foil sabotage missions against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is the project of regional development.
He was asked if the Taliban take over Afghanistan and warlords continue insurgency, then what would be the future of CPEC. The FM said some people were conspiring against the CPEC, and the Dasu terrorism incident against Chinese engineers was part of that conspiracy. However, he claimed that no group could harm the CPEC projects.
Speaking about other matters, Qureshi said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had taken concrete measures for the establishment of the south Punjab province. He added that construction work had been started at the south Punjab secretariat, and nobody would be able to roll back the initiative of ultimate formation of the south Punjab province. Earlier, he presided over the District Coordination Committee meeting held at the DC office to review the activation of the South Punjab Civil Secretariat.