According to the Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi (SMQ), the Japanese government is interested to relocate its automobile industry to Pakistan.
Qureshi was addressing a press conference in Islamabad in which he said that Japanese authorities have engaged with Pakistan after a gap of 7 years.
The minister revealed that Japan wants to increase exports to the Gulf and neighboring countries. In order to sustain economic growth, 65% of Pakistani youth will be employed.
He also commented on his canceled visit to Sri Lanka. He said that it was postponed upon Sri Lankan government’s request over security issues. It will be rescheduled after the end of Ramadan.
The foreign minister said, “I, however, visited High Commission consulate in Pakistan to pay condolences over the Easter church and hotels attacks.”
He further added that Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned the attacks via a phone call to his Sri Lankan counterpart.
Qureshi revealed that India has not been able to provide the United Nation’s Sanctions Committee evidence of the Massod Azhar’s involvement in Pulwama attack.
He said, “Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is facing strong criticism from the opposition on the development, and its own people are also questioning its victory claims.”