London, 28 September 2021 (TDI): Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, met Chair House of Commons Select Committee for Foreign Affairs, Tom Tugendhat, and Chair House of Commons Select Committee for Defense, Tobias Ellwood, along with Members of Parliament (MPs) Henry Smith and Steve Baker. The meeting took place at Pakistan House London.
The meeting marked the discussion of bilateral relations, regional and global issues. Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, also apprised the parliamentarians about the unfolding dynamics in Afghanistan and human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).
Reflecting views on the crises in Afghanistan, the Foreign Minister said the international community must not leave Afghanistan alone at this critical juncture. He added that averting a humanitarian and economic crisis, in Kabul, should be the utmost concern of the international community.
Speaking on human rights violations in IOK, Foreign Minister Qureshi stated Pakistan has released a comprehensive dossier documenting the gross human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir. He added that Pakistan has put forth solid evidence before the world. It can now judge itself.
Furthermore, during the meeting, the Foreign Minister stressed the importance of effectively mobilizing 1.6 million British-Pakistani diasporas to bridge the relations between the two countries.
Foreign Minister Qureshi also expressed the need to further augment the bilateral relations between Britain and Pakistan; especially in the domains of defense and security.
The Foreign Minister is on an official visit to the United Kingdom. Earlier, he held meetings with British-Pakistani Community and Kashmiri leadership in London.