Pakistan not to attend Moscow regional countries’ moot on Afghanistan: FO

Pakistan not to attend Moscow regional countries moot on Afghanistan: FO

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will not attend the conference of regional stakeholders on Afghanistan, which would be held in Moscow this week, says a spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry.

The spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said that Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan were coordinating on several important issues. However, she refused to share any particular agenda under discussion with the media. “We will continue to participate in all constructive meetings on Afghanistan,” she said.

Mumtaz Zahra Baloch added that no decision has yet been taking about sending back Paksitan’s charge d Affairs in Kabul Ubaidur Rehman Nizamani to Afghanistan. “We are observing the situation from every perspective “. She said that Pakistan and Afghanistan were in contact on intelligence and security issues.

She confirmed that 23 Pakistani nationals were evacuated from the quake-hit Turkiye, while no casualties were reported so far. “So far, we have no news of casualty of any Pakistani in Turkiye or Syria,”  said.

Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said the Pakistanis were evacuated from Gaziantep University and accommodated in Adana city. The devastated city of Gaziantep, located about 33km from the epicentre, suffered heavy loss of life and infrastructure during the earthquake.

“Sixteen of these evacuated persons will be brought back to Pakistan, while the rest will be shifted to Istanbul city of Turkiye,” she said.

She said the country’s missions in Turkiye and Syria remained in constant touch with the relevant authorities to provide relief to Pakistanis affected by the earthquake.


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