India out to link Kashmir struggle with terrorism: FM.

ISLAMABAD -- Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi yesterday said that India was trying to link the freedom movement with terrorism in occupied Kashmir.

Speaking to journalists after the inauguration of New Media Centre at the Foreign Office here, he conveyed serious concerns over India's state-terrorism in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

'Media should play its due role in collaboration with the Foreign Office in exposing the real face of India to the world. Utilizing the media's power in modern world, we need to thwart Indian blame game aimed at diverting the world attention from the core issue of Kashmir,' he added.

Foreign Minister Qureshi stressed the need for promoting Digital Diplomacy in projecting the positive image of the country. The minister said that success of modern diplomacy was impossible without the robust engagement of media with the foreign office.

He urged the media to play active role in countering negative propaganda of the enemy and fake news against Pakistan.

The Foreign Minister said, 'we need to improve our communication with the world at all fora in order to deal with the challenges of foreign diplomacy.'

He said due to proactive role of Foreign Office, Pakistan's narrative on Kashmir was being acknowledged at international level including European Parliament and world press.

Qureshi said due to this role, now Pakistan was being viewed as the solution, not the problem and entire world was recognizing the positive role of Pakistan in Afghan peace process.

Urges media to expose real face of India

He emphasized on improving communication skills of the foreign ministry and the media persons, covering activities and developments relating to Pakistan's foreign relations and engagements.

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