Qureshi to announce his future strategy on Nov 27

He is quitting the ruling PPP to join either Imran Khan`s Tehrik-e-Insaf party or the PML-N.

Last Updated: Nov 13, 2011, 15:54 PM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan`s former foreign
minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that he would announce
his future strategy on November 27, amid reports that he is
quitting the ruling PPP to join either Imran Khan`s
Tehrik-e-Insaf party or the PML-N.

Qureshi said he would announce his future strategy on
November 27 after holding extensive consultations with his
followers and colleagues.

He told the media that rumours about him joining any
party would end once he outlines his position.

"I am silent for the time being. (Slain former) PPP
chairperson Benazir Bhutto was my leader and will remain so,"
he said.

Asked about the meeting between Prime Minister Yousuf
Raza Gilani and his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh on the
margins of the SAARC Summit in the Maldives, Qureshi said such
meetings should continue.

"However, the talks will be productive if we have our
agenda instead of the Indian agenda. There is no harm in trade
with India but talks on the Kashmir issue, Siachen and water
(sharing) are essential in negotiations with India," he said.

Pakistan should hold talks with India on "all problems"
and the parleys should focus on the "real issues due to which
Pakistan is becoming barren", he said.

PTI