A state in S. Asia systematically targeting minorities: Pak HC to UK

London, September 17 (KMS): Pakistan’s High Commissioner in London, Moazzam Ahmad Khan has deplored that a state in South Asia continues to systemically target minorities, engineer illegal demographic change in a disputed territory and stoke regional tensions to secure electoral gains.

Moazzam Ahmad Khan was speaking on behalf of Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, at the virtual annual meeting of Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers.

He called upon the Commonwealth to play its role in outlawing willful provocations and incitement to hate and violence.

The High Commissioner also urged the international community to avoid the mistake of abandoning Afghanistan and adopt a pragmatic approach of sustain engagement.

He said Pakistan not only continued to host over four million Afghan refugees, but also suffered 80,000 casualties and economic losses of 150 billion dollars due to conflict in Afghanistan.