Opposition should understand sensitivity of COVID-19: FM Qureshi

MULTAN, Nov 21 (APP):Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi on Saturday said that opposition should understand sensitivity of novel coronavirus and did not put lives of people at risk for only their political purpose.
“Government is not afraid of public meetings of opposition as neither it make, nor it dislodge governments,” he expressed these views during his meetings with different delegations in his constituency.
Qureshi observed that the government was very much concerned about human lives in wake of second wave of coronavirus.
After government and courts direction, he said that the opposition parties have no legal or ethical right to hold public meetings amid pandemic COVID 19.
Qureshi remarked that the opposition was doing politics of self-interests only. It wanted to create unrest in the country.
To bent on holding public meetings amid coronavirus indicates opposition’s undemocratic and irresponsible attitude, said Qureshi.
He added that all political parties should follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) related to COVID 19.
Qureshi noted that the second wave of coronavirus was at peak and the incumbent government was striving hard to keep pubic lives safe and secure.
He lamented that Opposition was demonstrating irresponsible role at the crucial phase. Opposition should not play politics amid peak of coronavirus, he maintained.
China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was a game changer for Pakistan, he said adding that some powers did not wish its completion.
“Our’s as well as region’s future is linked to the mega project of CPEC,” remarked Qureshi. He added that the government had firm resolve to protect CPEC.
Foreign Minister also maintained that China was also well aware of the importance of the mega project. Recently, he gave clear message about security of CPEC. Pakistan along with China will ensure security of the project, stated Qureshi.
He criticized last government of PML N and said that it extended huge loss to country by not making foreign minister for period of four and half years.
The last government’s foreign policy was very much defective as country underwent isolation at global level.
Prime Minister Imran Khan understood the importance of foreign policy and gave immense attention on it. Now, due to successful foreign policy, Pakistan achieved high status at international level.
About Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent visit to Afghanistan, Foreign Minister said that the visit remained very successful. Pakistan is trying its best for peace in Afghanistan and stability in the whole region.
Foreign Minister maintained that Afghan Peace Process entered into final stage. Talks were in progress in Doha also, he added. Pakistan, from very first day, was of the view that peace in Afghanistan could be restored by talks only instead of the use of force.
“Prime Minister Imran Khan reiterated the same message during his recent visit to Afghanistan,” Qureshi said.
“Pakistan will continue to offer assistance for durable peace in Afghanistan. We also focused on expanding range of bilateral relations,” foreign minister said.
In different sessions, he said that the both sides also expressed wishes to enhance trade ties and regional coordination.
Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi spent busy day in the constituency and expressed condolences with the people whose dear ones died.
 
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