By News Desk
Pakistan’s Premier Imran Khan addressed the World Economic Forum summit in Davos city on Wednesday, 22nd January 2020.
He emphasized that Pakistan was now focused on Economic diplomacy and how it had been pursuing negotiations for peace in the region. He said that the world needed a peaceful solution to Afghanistan’s volatile political situation and Indian occupation of Kashmir. He further said that Pakistan seeked better relations with neighbouring countries. He emphasised that Pakistan’s strategic location added great benefit to the regional and global trade. Therefore it was important that peaceful process can be ensured in South Asia, especially in Afghanistan.
PM Khan said that the youth formed the major part of population in Pakistan and additionally, Pakistan has untapped minerals and unexplored reserves so there is opportunity for benefiting tremendously from combination of these resources. He also stressed that the religious and historical tourism is priority for Pakistan. He also stated that 2019 was the safest year experienced in Pakistan.
According to Foreign Office, PM Khan also discussed the problem in Kashmir. He also stated that any US-Iran conflict will also add strain on budgets and that war is not the solution since Afghan and Iraq war witnessed trillions of dollars going down the drain. He emphasised that Pakistan does not want to be part of any war and that US President understood the matter when PM Khan spoke to him regarding the insecurities arising due to Afghan issue remaining unresolved. He stated that Terrorism was coming into Pakistan from Afghanistan and that both Taliban and Afghan Govt, must sit together to resolve disputes. 70,000 Pakistanis died in the US War on Terror. He said that Pakistan and US are on the same page regarding Afghanistan. He also said that he hopes America will play role to resolve Kashmir issue.
At the three-day prestigious event in Davos, political leaders, business executives, heads of international organisations and civil society representatives from around the world are engaging for addressing and discussing contemporary economic, geopolitical, social and environmental issues.