Pol­icy of neu­tral­ity can pro­vide base to con­flict res­o­lu­tion

The Financial Daily - - NATIONAL -

ISLAMABAD: Spe­cial Sec­re­tary to the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs Syed Has­san Raza Shah has said that ad­her­ence to the pol­icy of neu­tral­ity can pro­vide base to con­flict res­o­lu­tion and peace build­ing in the world, says a Press re­lease.

Pak­istan and Turk­menistan en­joy very friendly and cor­dial re­la­tions and Islamabad views Turk­menistan as a key part­ner for re­gional devel­op­ment. He was ad­dress­ing a sem­i­nar on ' Turk­menistan and Sta­tus of Per­ma­nent Neu­tral­ity: Peace, Progress and Pros­per­ity' or­ga­nized by the Em­bassy of Turk­menistan in Pak­istan, The United Na­tion In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre and In­sti­tute of Peace and Diplo­matic Stud­ies on the oc­ca­sion of sec­ond an­niver­sary of In­ter­na­tional Day of Neu­tral­ity.

The Spe­cial Sec­re­tary said that Pak­istan sup­port Turk­menistan's pol­icy of per­ma­nent neu­tral­ity as it backs Islamabad's ef­forts to re­solve con­flicts in the re­gion with­out us­ing force.

Ad­dress­ing the sem­i­nar Am­bas­sador of Turk­menistan to Pak­istan Atad­jan Movlamov, who is also Dean of the Diplo­matic Corps in Islamabad said that the pol­icy of per­ma­nent neu­tral­ity is hav­ing a mul­ti­di­men­sional im­pact on Turk­menistan in­ter­nally and ex­ter­nally and the adop­tion of the Spe­cial Res­o­lu­tion on 12 De­cem­ber 1995 en­ti­tled 'On the Per­ma­nent Neu­tral­ity of Turk­menistan' be­came recog­ni­tion of the peace­ful for­eign pol­icy of Turk­menistan as a state that can make a wor­thy con­tri­bu­tion to the peace­ful devel­op­ment of in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions, en­sur­ing uni­ver­sal se­cu­rity and steady progress. In 1995, 185 UN mem­ber states voted unan­i­mously for its adop­tion in the UN Gen­eral As­sem­bly.

He said Turk­menistan firmly sup­ports po­lit­i­cal and diplo­matic meth­ods of set­tling in­ter­nal and in­ter­state con­flicts. As al­ter­na­tives to the mil­i­tary ap­proach, po­lit­i­cal and diplo­matic meth­ods can serve as the foun­da­tion for durable so­lu­tions and can of­fer the keys to sus­tain­able peace and sta­bil­ity.

While speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Vice Chan­cel­lor of the Univer­sity of Sar­godha Dr Ish­tiaq Ahmed said that the spirit of neu­tral­ity has ar­tic­u­lated a pos­i­tive im­pact around the globe said that the credit of cham­pi­oning the pol­icy of per­ma­nent neu­tral­ity goes to the past and present lead­er­ship of Turk­menistan.

He said that Pak­istan has pur­sued a pos­i­tive for­eign pol­icy and is now a part of SCO and its strate­gic re­la­tions with China and Rus­sia are also grow­ing.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the United Na­tion to Pak­istan Neil Buhne said that ab­sten- tion of states from con­flicts is called neu­tral­ity. Keep­ing in view the sig­nif­i­cance of the neu­tral­ity pol­icy of Turk­menistan and prin­ci­ples of pre­ven­tive diplo­macy, UN has es­tab­lished United Na­tions Re­gional Cen­tre for Pre­ven­tive Diplo­macy for Cen­tral Asia in As­gha­bat. He said Pak­istan is emerg­ing as an eco­nomic hub of con­nec­tiv­ity be­tween many coun­tries of this re­gion and a pos­i­tive ap­proach of neu­tral­ity amongst the states can ben­e­fit the en­tire re­gion.

Ear­lier, Farhat Asif of In­sti­tute of Peace and Diplo­matic Stud­ies in her wel­com­ing note said that the world rec­og­nized the sig­nif­i­cance of neu­tral­ity 22 years ago and in 2017 the United Na­tion de­clared De­cem­ber 12 as the In­ter­na­tional Day of Neu­tral­ity. She said Turk­menistan's pol­icy of neu­tral­ity has earned re­spect from around the world for pro­mot­ing peace­ful co-ex­is­tence. Di­rec­tor United Na­tion In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre Vlas­timil Se­mek thanked the par­tic­i­pants of the sem­i­nar say­ing that pol­icy of per­ma­nent neu­tral­ity is sig­nif­i­cant in build­ing bridges for world peace.

The sem­i­nar was at­tended by a large num­ber of Am­bas­sadors, Diplo­mats, Aca­demi­cian, Me­dia per­son­nel and mem­bers of civil so­ci­ety from dif­fer­ent walks of life.

KARACHI: Pak­istan Pe­tro­leum Limited (PPL) the Op­er­a­tor of the Block 2467-16 (Shah Ban­dar) EL with 63% work­ing in­ter­est (WI) along with its Joint Ven­ture Part­ners Mari Pe­tro­leum Com­pany Limited (MPCL) with 32% WI, while Sindh En­ergy Hold­ing Com­pany Limited (SEHCL) and Gov­ern­ment Hold­ings Pri­vate Limited (GHPL) with 2.5% WI each, has made a gas dis­cov­ery at its ex­plo­ration well Be­nari X-1 (ST-2) lo­cated in Dis­trict Su­jawal, Sindh Prov­ince, says a Press re­lease.Ex­plo­ration well Be­nari X-1 (ST-2) was spud­ded-in on 22 May, 2018 and drilled to a depth of 3,470m to test the hy­dro­car­bon po­ten­tial of Lower Goru For­ma­tion. Based on wire line logs, po­ten­tial hy­dro­car­bon bear­ing zones were iden­ti­fied in­side tar­get reser­voir. Drill Stem Test­ing in A-Sand Unit of Up­per Sand, Lower Goru For­ma­tion flowed 9.05 mil­lion cu­bic feet per day of gas at Flow­ing Well Head Pres­sure of 855 psi on 48/64" choke.This dis­cov­ery will add ad­di­tional hy­dro­car­bon re­serves and also en­able the en­ergy sec­tor to re­duce the gap be­tween sup­ply and de­mand of oil and gas dur­ing the cur­rent en­ergy cri­sis in the coun­try.

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