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China acknowledges Pakistan’s role in countering terrorism

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Amidst tension at Line of Control (LoC), China has once again acknowledged the sacrifices of Pakistan it has rendered to counter terrorism. According to media reports, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday acknowledged Pakistan’s invaluable contributions while talking to his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi, who telephoned him and briefed him on the evolving regional situation after Pulwama incident in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK).

During the telephonic conversation, the Chinese foreign minister appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for peace in the region and agreed that the unfolding regional situation is serious with implications for peace and security of the entire region. The FM also informed his Chinese counterpart that Pakistan is serious to take all possible steps to ensure a corruption-free South Asia. China has acknowledged the efforts of Pakistan more than once on regional and international platforms.

Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir are not hidden from the international community. And sane minds even in India believe blaming Pakistan for every other thing is not going to help India anymore.

FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi reportedly thanked China for its steadfast support and underscored Pakistan’s desire for peace and stability in the region and resolution of all issues through negotiations with India.

As a matter of fact, after the Pulwama tragedy, India put all blame on Pakistan and warned to teach a lesson to Pakistan. Pakistan has been denying the allegations since the day one and Prime Minister Imran Khan has also urged India to provide actionable evidence if she wants Pakistan to take action against those allegedly involved in Pulwama tragedy. India, on the other hand, is reluctant to share any evidence with Pakistan but in its failed attempts tried to isolate Pakistan.

Furthermore, contrary to Indian expectations, Pakistan has successfully achieved several milestones at the interpretation stage. It was able to bring Taliban at the negotiation table with the USA, American President Donald Trump is all praise for a new government in Islamabad and Pakistan was able to get the attention of European Parliament over the Indian atrocities in Kashmir.

Read more:Progress achieved by Pakistan in counter terrorism

Mehbooba Mufti, former Chief Minister of Indian Occupied Kashmir, while talking to an anchor in a live TV show asked who was being isolated, India or Pakistan? “America is appreciating Pakistan. Saudi Arabia calls us a friendly country and that call Pakistan a brotherly country. Whom are we fooling? Pakistan is not isolated. Pakistan is making friends and expanding its influence,” she added.

These remarks by an Indian politician second the claims made by the sitting government of Pakistan. Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir are not hidden from the international community. And sane minds even in India believe blaming Pakistan for every other thing is not going to help India anymore. The retaliation of Kashmiri youth to the Indian suppression will just increase if grievances of Kashmiris are not addressed immediately.

PM Khan has been personally working on Pakistan’s foreign policy and trying to create a better image of the country before the world.

As for the Indian claims of Jaesh-e-Muhammad presence in and operations from Pakistan, nothing is a fact unless backed by evidence. It has been 12 days, despite Pakistan’s categorically offering investigations India has failed to produce single evidence of its Pulwama attack allegations.

Pakistan, under new leadership, has evolved diplomatically, as active foreign ministry reached out to other countries and UN to narrate Pakistan’s peaceful stance, condemn Indian atrocities in Kashmir and warmongering and highlight Pakistan’s progress in countering terrorism.

Read more: EU Ambassador lauds Pakistan’s counter terrorism efforts

PM Khan has been personally working on Pakistan’s foreign policy and trying to create a better image of the country before the world. Just a few days after assuming the office, he outlined broad policy guidelines and tasked the FO with making Pakistan a hub of foreign direct investment. Analysts in Pakistan appreciate his efforts to bring India over a negotiation table and deal with the ongoing situation with amicable and peaceful methods to find a sustainable political settlement.


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