Qureshi calls for international community's support for peaceful Pakistan

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Islamabad, Jan. 9 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that the international community should continue supporting Islamabad's efforts to build itself into a peaceful, modern state.

The Daily Times quoted Qureshi, as telling the representatives of missions from European countries, Canada and the US that the government was committed to make Pakistan a peaceful country and required developed countries' continuous support for the purpose.

Qureshi added that peace and stability in Afghanistan is necessary for a stable Pakistan, and as the situations in the two countries are interlinked, Pakistan would continue playing a positive role in improving its relations with the neighbouring country.

He also said that Pakistan had come a long way in strengthening democracy and now the country has "a free media, truly independent judiciary, a strong parliament and a robust civil society. The government is encouraging the norms of pluralism, tolerance and accommodation and is determined to continue promoting democracy in the country."

He added that the 7th National Finance Commission Award and the Balochistan development plan were other significant achievements of the government. (ANI)

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