Qureshi credits foreign policy ‘for investment windfall’

Foreign minister credits PTI govt for improving ties with 'many' countries


APP January 27, 2019
PHOTO: AFP

MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that some friendly countries agreed to make huge investments in Pakistan due to the successful foreign policy of the incumbent Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.

“Saudi Arabia will invest over $14 billion in Pakistan and a high-level delegation from that country is due here next month,” said the foreign minister while talking to workers of different union councils on Saturday.

“Similarly, Qatar is also ready to invest in housing, agriculture, tourism and some other sectors,” said Qureshi, adding that Saudi Arabia would also supply oil on deferred payments to Pakistan.

Qureshi said that the PTI government improved relationships with many countries and “is continuously broadening foreign relations through diplomacy”.

He said the government’s focus on economic diplomacy would help the country flourish in the future as it would bring more investments.

On the issue of south Punjab province, Qureshi said some elements wanted to create differences among the people, but the south Punjab province would become a reality, as it was part of the PTI mandate and got them the votes.

“The government has started work for the establishment of a civil secretariat in that regard,” he added.

The minister expressed hope that other political parties would extend cooperation towards establishment of the south Punjab province. “People will reject the political party, which will oppose the creation of south Punjab province,” he added.

About the Sahiwal incident, the foreign minister said those responsible for the tragic incident would be punished as per law.

Qureshi also visited the residence of local leaders in his constituency -NA-156.

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