ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is a democratic party where differences of opinion are heard, this is not the tradition between PPP and PML-N. The purpose of Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to Sri Lanka was to further strengthen bilateral relations and transform it into an economic partnership. In an important statement on Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to Sri Lanka and the political situation in the country on Thursday, the Foreign Minister said. He said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is a democratic party where differences of opinion are heard but when the party leadership takes a decision then it is accepted wholeheartedly. This is not the tradition in PPP and PML-N. He said that the case of NA-75 Daska is under hearing in the Election Commission. In 2013, re-polling was held at the disputed polling stations at our request. The Election Commission made this decision after listening to both the parties. If he was involved in rigging against them, then the same rigging should have taken place in Wazirabad and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa elections.
The Foreign Minister said that the decisions would be based on law and order and not on his wishes. Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the purpose of Prime Minister Imran Khan's visit to Sri Lanka was to further strengthen these long-standing bilateral relations and promote economic partnership. Our bilateral trade with Sri Lanka is 43 432 million. We want to increase its volume to ارب 1 billion. We have discussed various aspects and bilateral FTAs to promote bilateral trade relations with Sri Lanka. They also discussed ways to make it more active. The Foreign Minister said that we decided to use joint efforts, including exchange of information, to fight terrorism.