prime Minister Imran Khan, while addressing the federal cabinet on Thursday, termed it unfortunate that Indian media have Pakistan's fantastic gesture of starting the Kartarpur border a "political shade".

"lamentably the Indian media has given Kartarpur [border opening] a political coloration, as though we did this to benefit a few form of political mileage [...] This isn't real. We did it due to the fact it is part of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf's manifesto," the top minister said

"we have religious sites which might be crucial for Hindus and Buddhists; we should open them up and facilitate the human beings," he brought.

"The Sikh network has spoke back very definitely to the effort [to open the Kartarpur border]. It is to them what Madinah is to us Muslims. We are hoping that India may also respond positively in go back," prime Minister Khan stated.

foreign policy topics

In reference to big Envoy for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad's assembly with the high minister the previous day, the cabinet become informed that "Pakistan's position within the location is now being regarded".

"Pakistan has constantly played an energetic role to sell peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan and it's miles a remember of tremendous pleasure that the usa has recognised Islamabad's contribution to this impact," the prime minister changed into mentioned as pronouncing.

Touching upon Pakistan's offer to behave as mediator inside the Yemen warfare, high Minister Khan said, "We talked to Saudi Arabia and Iran on the matter, Iran's foreign minister gave us the cross-ahead to try to see what may be executed. We are able to try our satisfactory in this regard as well."

Deflecting criticism

The high minister additionally came to his ministers' defence, saying that: "The finance ministry, making plans and trade ministries must be lauded for the efforts they've made beneath first-rate pressure."

The high minister delivered that despite difficulties and challenges, various multinational companies have pledged to put money into Pakistan.

"permit me name a few of the organizations which are making plans to invest right here. Suzuki's chairman promised an funding worth $450 million, The Coca-Cola employer will invest $500m and PepsiCo will invest $400m," the high minister said.

"Exxon — that is the most important gasoline drilling corporation within the world — has come returned to Pakistan after 27 years. They're straight away investing $200m within the us of a and they're pronouncing that with the aid of subsequent summer time, they expect to understand exactly how many off-shore gasoline reserves we've got," he introduced.