*Call on by the British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab on Prime Minister*
Prime Minister shared Pakistan’s perspective on the evolving situation in Afghanistan.
The Prime Minister noted that it was critical to stabilize the security situation in Afghanistan, take steps to consolidate peace
Pakistan welcomes the investment of commercial airlines from foreign countries for the promotion of tourism
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab called on Prime Minister Imran Khan, today. Views were exchanged on the latest developments in Afghanistan as well as bilateral matters and regional and international issues.
Recalling his telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister shared Pakistan’s perspective on the evolving situation in Afghanistan. The Prime Minister underlined the importance of a peaceful, secure and stable Afghanistan for Pakistan and regional stability. The Prime Minister noted that it was critical to stabilize the security situation in Afghanistan, take steps to consolidate peace, and preclude any mass exodus. In this context, preventing humanitarian crisis and stabilizing the economy were the urgent needs.
The Prime Minister stressed that the international community should stand in solidarity with the Afghan people, undertake positive engagement, and create incentives for ensuring a peaceful, stable and inclusive polity.
The Prime Minister also cautioned against the role of “spoilers”, both inside and outside Afghanistan, which could destabilize the situation. The Prime Minister further sensitized the UK side on the gross human rights violations in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), including the inhuman snatching away of the mortal remains of Syed Ali Shah Geelani, the senior Kashmiri leader.
On the bilateral plane, the Prime Minister inter alia noted the long-standing relationship and strong people-to-people ties between the two countries. The Prime Minister shared concerns on the retention of Pakistan on the Red List, causing inconvenience to dual nationals. Matters relating to climate change, peace and stability in South Asia, and global geopolitical situation were also discussed.
Air Arabia Group Chairman Sheikh Abdullah bin Muhammad Al Thani called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad. Federal Ministers Chaudhry Fawad Ahmed and Ghulam Sarwar Khan were also present in the meeting.
During the meeting investment in Pakistan’s commercial Aviation Industry was discussed in detail.
The Prime Minister said that government of Pakistan is facilitating and incentivizing investors and want Pakistan to be their preferred destination. The Prime Minister further added that Pakistan welcomes the investment of commercial airlines from foreign countries for the promotion of tourism in Pakistan.