MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has expressed optimism that Saudi financial package to Pakistan will stabilize the economy. Talking to media in Multan Saturday evening, the Foreign Minister said the economic difficulties faced by the country will be reduced with assistance from friendly countries. “Saudi financial package to Pakistan will stabilize the economy, adding that the economic difficulties faced by the country will be reduced with assistance from friendly countries,” the Foreign Minister said. Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the news regarding landing of an Israeli airplane in Pakistan is baseless and it has already been denied. He said that there was no need to reply to the thing that has no authenticity. Regarding changing of diplomats, the foreign minister said he wishes to appoint experienced envoys, adding that the appointments of many ambassadors were made politically. Replying to a question, the minister said China is a true friend of Pakistan and has always assisted us in every hour of need. Earlier, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Ch dispelled rumors that Israeli premier has landed in Islamabad on a secret visit. The firebrand minister took to popular micro-blogging website Twitter and responded to a tweet of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz’s (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal demanding immediate clarification from the Imran Khan-led federal govt on the issue. “The reality is that neither Imran Khan is Nawaz Sharif nor there is any fake Aristotle [an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist] in his cabinet. We will not hold secret talks either with Modi Jee [far-right Indian premier] or Israel. Had you really care about Pakistan, we would not have been in the current situation. So, don’t express worry as Pakistan is in safe hands now”, Fawad replied in a detailed Tweet. “The way federal minister for information and broadcasting lost his cool on demanding clarification, it seems something is suspicious”, the former interior minister responded. The editor of Hareetz—an Israeli English newspaper—claimed that Israeli PM Netanyahu had landed in Pakistan on a secret visit. He—in a series of tweets—stated that Netanyahu and his delegation remained in Pakistan for ten hours.
On the other hand, Civil Aviation’s spokesperson has also denied landing of Israeli aircraft at any airport in the country. The spokesperson termed it mere speculations. NNI