Modi govt working on anti-Pakistan agenda to get poll victory: FM Qureshi

UBAURO: Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Saturday that Modi government was working on anti-Pakistan agenda in a bid to get success in the ensuing Indian elections.

Talking to media after a meeting with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA Shaharyar Sharr at PTI Awami House in Ubauro, Qureshi said Modi government did not fulfill the promises it made during its tenure. After Pulwama incident, the reputation of Modi government and BJP has gone down.”

He said that Pakistan wanted peace in the region and PTI was a federal party. “PTI had also entered Sindh and its clear example is winning of 14 National Assembly seats from Karachi,” he said. The foreign minister said: “We will not leave people of Sindh isolated as Prime Minister Imran Khan will soon visit Ghotki.

“Nawaz League and Pakistan Peoples Party have crippled and are afraid of PTI, and that is why they are bringing a joint candidate for bye-election, but they could not be able to contest with PTI,” Qureshi said.

Qureshi said the national treasury was empty when they got the government and as a result, they had to seek help of friendly countries to boost the country’s economy. The Foreign Ministry has performed well in present situation in Indo-Pak region and I congratulate whole Foreign Ministry team for working with keenness to meet public expectations.

He said that elections would soon be held in India and that was why it could not come on the dialogue table with Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir issue. The talks with India could be possible after its election, he added.

Earlier, Qureshi participated in the marriage ceremony of PPP leader Ali Nawaz Chachar’s son in the town. Chachar is the spiritual follower of FM Qureshi.