Relations b/w Pak, US improving gradually: FM – October 07, 2018

Addressing a news conference in Multan, he said the Kashmir issue has been in the limelight following presentation of the UNHR report.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said he met the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres during his visit to the United States and urged him to constitute a Commission of Inquiry to probe Indian atrocities in the held Kashmir.

Responding to a question about Pakistan’s relations with neighbours, the Foreign Minister said Pakistan wants good relations with India and restoration of talks is the best option to resolve all issues including poverty, education and construction of dams.

He said Indian backtracking on meeting of its Foreign Minister with Pakistani counterpart on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly is regrettable as it spoiled an opportunity of bringing both countries together.

About his recent address in the UN General Assembly session, the Foreign Minister said he presented Pakistan’s viewpoint in an effective manner.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said he observed a change in the attitude of the US administration. He said the relations between Pakistan and the United States are improving gradually.

Responding to another question about Shahbaz Sharif arrest, the Foreign Minister said National Accountability Bureau and courts are independent institutions and cases against the Opposition Leader are not initiated by the PTI government.