Pakistan: Anchor of peace and stability
Tabling progressive resolutions for a better world:
UNGA unanimously adopted Pakistan sponsored resolution on self-determination, reaffirming the right to self-determination for peoples subjected to colonial, foreign and alien occupation.
UNGA adopted Pakistan co-sponsored resolution calling for respecting sacred religious symbols and promoting inter-religious and intercultural dialogue
The world recogises Peaceful Pakistan
UN, US, UK, Canada, Japan and France all positively revised travel advisories on Pakistan
Exposing India state sponsored terrorism and disinformation agenda
Pakistan: Global Agenda Shaper
Foreign Minister Qureshi maintained a robust digital and traditional diplomacy agenda, visiting:
ü Further, The President of Pakistan and the FM among first foreign dignitaries to visit China on improvement of COVID situation in a show of support and belief, thereby strengthening and reinforcing deep rooted all weather strategic cooperative partnership
ü Visits to Malaysia and Qatar by the Prime Minister to strengthen fraternal ties.
ü And among many digital sessions, attended the 5th round of EU-Pakistan Startegic Dialogue and dialogue with the Turkish and Finnish FM’s on the TRT World forum.
Pakistan: Moving in to a new era of Public & Digital Diplomacy: VISION FO
Pakistan: Humanity First
v Pakistan’s missions across the globe played a groundbreaking role in the largest repatriation operation in the history of the country, bringing home over 220’000 stranded Pakistani’s across 70 countries: stranded as a result of COVID-19. Additionally, Missions housed, fed and looked after stranded Pakistani’s while securing them a safe passage home.
v The Foreign Office established a dedicated 24/7 Crisis Management Unit specifically for the purpose of repatriating stranded Pakistani’s.
v Pakistan spearheaded an initiative for global debt relief for developing economies in Covid hit nations, resulting in relief from the IMF, G-20 and World Bank.
v Pakistan has offered to share Covid19 best practices at every multilateral forum: from the SCO to SAARC to OIC.
Pakistan undertook a series of humanitarian missions across the world for COVID19 and beyond: to this end, Pakistan sent medical aid to the U.S and Syria. Pakistan also sent relief to Niger for flood affectees and to Lebanon for victims of the blast.
Under thought leadership platform VISION F.O, launching the ‘Foreign Minister’s Honours List’, celebrating those diaspora community members who brought positive and progressive impact to the countries in which they live and work. This August 2020, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi honoured specifically those diaspora members who demonstrated exceptional contribution to their local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pakistan’s UN peacekeepers continue to serve as bastions of humanity across the globe
Pakistan, in collaboration with the UNHCR organised an International Conference to mark ’40 Years of Afghan Refugees’ Presence in Pakistan.
Pakistan is currently engaged in dialogue with multiple sources for the timely procurement of the most effective and affordable COVID19 vaccine.
Pakistan has continuously put the human rights of the people of Kashmir as top priority at every international forum, raising the issue at UB, HRC, OIC, IPU among many other significant platforms. To this end:
Owing to Pakistan’s efforts, the UNSC has discussed the J&K dispute 3 times since 05 August 2019 after a gap of 55 years!
On Pakistan’s call 3 meetings of the OIC Contact group on J&K were held since Aug 2019.
Niamey Declaration explicitly reiterated OIC’s principled stance on J&K dispute
Unanimous global condemnation nation of human rights violations in IIOJK by human rights groups and world leaders
A 12 member cross parliamentary delegation from the UK visited Pakistan and AJK
Foreign Affairs committee of US Congress expressed concern over IIOJK in a letter to the Indian FM
Portuguese Parliament tables resolution on humanitarian crisis in IIOJK