Visa policy for India has been relaxed by Pakistan, to facilitate Indians to come for Urs of Hazrat Shah Rukn-e-Alam, says Foreign Minister.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said on Sunday that Pakistan has invited foreign ministers of Muslim countries for holding comprehensive discussion on Afghanistan under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan for the prosperity and lasting peace in Afghanistan.
Addressing the concluding session of the 708th Urs of Hazrat Shah Rukan-e-Alam, the foreign minister said the anti-Pakistan elements were trying to create economic stagnation in the country through their Geo-strategic agenda.
Qureshi said, “Many forces don’t want to see prosperity in Pakistan” and urged masses to defeat the nefarious designs of the enemy by forging unity among our ranks. He said the growing trend of Islamophobia was dangerous and poisonous for peace and declared that unity was the need of the hour.
FM Qureshi maintained that Pakistan had a very important geo-strategic position in the region. He said many forces were persecuting innocent Muslims in Kashmir and Palestine. Qureshi said the neighboring country Afghanistan was facing difficult situation, adding that sustainable peace in Afghanistan was not only a desire but a top priority for sake of regional peace. He said stability and peace in Afghanistan would mean stability and prosperity of Pakistan.
FM Qureshi said, “We have relaxed visa policy for India,” while India had banned visa for Zaireen and deprived thousands of pilgrims from Rajasthan of an opportunity to join Urs ceremonies this year too. He said everyone should follow teachings of Sufia’s to live a successful life.