Khar: Foreign interference in Pak affairs not to be tolerated

ABU DHABI - Rejecting a recent US Congress resolution on the situation in Balochistan, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Tuesday told community members in the UAE capital that no foreign interference in internal matter will be tolerated.

By (Staff Reporter)

Published: Wed 29 Feb 2012, 11:51 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 12:14 PM

During a visit to Pakistan embassy here, Khar said Islamabad has protested to the US over Congress hearing and resolution on Balochistan.

“It was a universal norm that no sovereign country would like any interference in its internal matters by any external entity,” she told community members present at the consular section of the embassy during a surprise visit.

She said the resolution presented in the US House of Representatives on Balochistan was an individual act of a Congress member and it did not reflect policy of the US government.

Khar also touched upon some of the areas of the Pakistan’s foreign policy and highlighted the challenges facing Pakistan and briefed the community on her meeting with her UAE counterpart Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. She also briefed the community members on the positive outcome from the Pakistan-UAE Joint Ministerial Committee meeting for which she has come here.

She said the two sides discussed a series of issues and matters of mutual interests to the two countries. During her visit Khar toured and inspected the newly-renovated premises for the consular hall and national identity card section and expressed her gratitude to the staff members of the embassy for convenient services.

However, the visiting minister took note of the constraints of resources and promised to make them available to the embassy.

Ambassador Jamil Ahmed Khan briefed her on the improvements made in the consular section over the past one year. The foreign minister applauded the devotion of young officials who, she said, were trying to address the difficulties of Pakistani community and urged them to ensure the provision of flawless services to the members of the community.

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