ISLAMABAD: Federal Cabinet on Thursday reiterated that Pakistan wants peace but won’t compromise on country’s sovereignty at any cost.
The meeting of the federal cabinet was held in Islamabad today, with Prime Minister Imran Khan in the chair, in which matters pertaining to issues facing the country including security and regional situation came under discussion.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi briefed the meeting about his engagements with Foreign Minister of China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran and other world leaders on the current situation.
The Cabinet appreciated the efforts of the foreign minister and the ministry of foreign affairs towards highlighting Pakistan s principled stance and its efforts to deescalate the situation.
According to the declaration issued at the end of the cabinet meeting, the federal cabinet reaffirmed Pakistan s firm commitment to peace and stability while fully protecting its sovereignty, preserving its territorial integrity and responding with full force in case of any external aggression.
The cabinet praised the armed forces for their calibrated response to the Indian aggression which was designed to give a message that though Pakistan has the capability, it does not intend to harm innocent civilians or cause undue damage.
Lauding the prime minister s speech, as of a statesman, the cabinet expressed the hope that sanity would prevail on Indian government and leadership so that regional peace is not jeopardized.