ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday said that successful dialogue between the United States and Taliban would greatly benefit Pakistan.
Talking to the media in Dubai, he said that Pakistan had played a significant role for peace in Afghanistan. “Prime Minister Imran Khan, wished peace in Afghanistan, which he said, could help enhance trade relations in the region,” he said. “We have taken many steps for peace and stability in Afghanistan and Yemen. Pakistan is an important partner in the Middle East,” he added.
He further said, “The Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI) has a policy of peace which would ultimately benefit the people of this region. This is the policy of Pakistan’s present government, to have good relations with all neighbouring, regional and other countries.”
He said that improving ties with the countries could help flourish trade in the region.
Fawad said that Pakistan was initiating the e-visa facility for 175 countries, while the people of 50 nations would have the visa on arrival facility.
He said, “We are working to enhance relations with UAE, Middle East, Gulf, and other countries.” The information minister said that the PTI government was striving for opening this country for the whole world to increase business and sports activities.
Citing the example of the opening of the Kartarpur border near Norawal, he said that Pakistan had given a message to the entire world for peace. Commenting on the opposition, he said, “We are looking into the internal matters,” adding that focus had been given to strengthen the civilian institutions.” Talking about the corruption cases of the political party leaders, he said that the cases had been registered during the tenures of previous governments of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N).
The PTI government had nothing to do with the cases filed against the opposition leaders, he added. He made it clear that those found involved in corrupt practices or corruption activities, would not be spared. The elements involved in national money plundered or money laundering would have to face the punishment according to country’s law, he added.