Islamabad, 10 February 2022 (TDI): The Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that at various multilateral forums Pakistan is a leading voice.

He made the earlier mentioned remarks in a seminar on ‘Multidimensional Diplomacy for Durable Peace, Inclusive Growth and Shared Development’.

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad Campus hosted the event today at the University’s Jinnah Auditorium.

Proactive Foreign Policy

Under the incumbent Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan’s leadership and guidance, the country has defined its advanced diplomatic objectives and goals. This has been done proactively and consistently.

Referring to the scale, this step has been taken both bilaterally and multilaterally, stated the Foreign Minister of Pakistan while addressing today.

Friendships with various key partners have been strengthened. Bilateral relations have also deepened with countries in various regions. Ties with world powers are also on a positive trajectory.

While working with the conventional and traditional tools, the new tools of diplomacy are also being utilized. By doing so, Pakistan is definitely moving in the right direction.

Additionally, this would also help eliminate the negative perceptions about Pakistan, the Foreign Minister added. It is relevant to mention here that Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi also shed light on how Pakistan is becoming and is already a leading voice at an array of forums.

On top of that, the forums are multilateral in nature. Not only that, but the country also has strong advocacy on multiple issues. The issues range from sustainable development, equitable development, climate change, debt relief, removal of and combatting corruption, illegal financial flows to the prevalent and rampant Islamophobia.

Pakistan’s Foreign Policy and Afghanistan

By the end of the seminar, Shah Mahmood Qureshi talked about Afghanistan. He highlighted the role Pakistan is playing to promote constructive engagements with the authorities of Afghanistan. Pakistan’s concern is to end the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, he stated.