Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi Sunday said Pakistan will continue its conciliatory efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan as well as whole region. “Peace in Afghanistan is our top priority and we believe that if there is peace in Afghanistan, there will be peace in the whole region,” the foreign minister stated in a statement issued here. The foreign minister, highlighting the Afghanistan issue, stated, “The world is witnessing our efforts for peace in Afghanistan … Pakistan will continue its conciliatory efforts for peace and stability in the region, including Afghan peace process.” Qureshi said Pakistan is committed to continue providing political, diplomatic and moral support towards Kashmiris in their struggle for right to self-determination. “We stand side by side with the Kashmiri brethren in their struggle for their right to self-determination,” he said. A dossier based on irrefutable evidences of the atrocities and war crimes of Indian occupying forces in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) has been presented to the world, said Qureshi, adding that they would continue to raise voices against oppression and barbarism by Indian army in IIOJK at every forum. The foreign minister maintained that Kashmir has become a global issue rather a regional one and it must be resolved in accordance with United Nations resolutions. He stressed that the international community must come forward to stop ongoing serious human rights violations in IIOJK and save the oppressed Kashmiris from tyranny of Indian occupying forces. The foreign minister remarked that Covid-19 epidemic had hit world’s strongest economies hard. To meet the challenges, Pakistan was focusing on economic diplomacy, promoting economic cooperation and enhancing regional ties. He said that Pakistan’s economy was on the right track with encouraging economic indicators. The Pakistanis have emerged as a strong nation after overcoming major challenges such as terrorism and the coronavirus, said Qureshi, adding that Pakistan was emerging as a prosperous country in the world. The foreign minister maintained that Pakistan would achieve prominence in the world soon due to its progressive policies. He said significant progress is being made in the field of exports and agriculture. Due to effective policies of incumbent government, sustainable development will continue in the public interest, he added. He mentioned that welfare of the Pakistani community abroad was one of the government’s top priorities. The Pakistan embassies around the world were working for welfare of overseas Pakistanis and trying to resolve their problems. “I have directed diplomatic missions abroad to strive hard for the welfare of Pakistani community therein,” he added.