ISLAMABAD    -   Pakistan People’s Party yester­day said that the two-week visit of Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhut­to Zardari to the United States as a historic and most successful diplomatically.

In a statement, Special Assis­tant to the Sindh Chief Minis­ter for Human Rights, Surendar Valasai said that Chairman Bi­lawal Bhutto Zardari attended 45 meetings on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and portrayed a positive image of the country.

“His diplomatic acumen and brilliance has put Pakistan back to the world map as an important and responsible country,” the PPP leader said.

He said that Foreign Minister Bi­lawal Bhutto Zardari has not only raised the urgency of meeting the challenges of climate change but he eloquently took up the case of countries facing the climatic ca­tastrophes induced by greenhouse gases emissions by the industrial­ized nations. “His call for climate justice is being reverberated in every nook and corner by the en­vironmentalists and true friends of the planet,” Valasai added.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari presided over the annual meeting of G77 and China and chaired meeting of the world’s young Foreign Ministers on the UNGA sidelines making every Paki­stani proud.

Surendar Valasai further said that Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s stance that Paki­stan would prefer to be a bridge between the United States and China rather than “being geopo­litical football”. In an interview with an international TV chan­nel, he has rightly pointed out that “bigger countries need to get used to the fact that developing countries can’t be held hostage to the great games that are going on. This is a time for us to come together and resolve far more im­portant issues.”

The PPP leader said the Foreign Minister also brought back the is­sue of Kashmir on the centerstage on the international forums and forcefully presented the issue of Kashmiris, who are being subjected to inhuman tortures, killings and imprisonments at the hands of bru­tal Indian armed forces in the Occu­pied Kashmir.

He said that Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has brought the coun­try out of international isolation pushed into by Imran Khan regime through its myopic and destructive diplomacy. “He has channelized his efforts to gather world atten­tion towards the unprecedented climatic disaster in the shape of unprecedented floods in Pakistan, which affected 33 million people, wiping out millions of acres stand­ing and ripe crops, two millions houses destroyed or damaged and killing 1600 people so far.”

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhut­to Zardari, while calling out “de­veloped countries,” said it’s “not only ironic but incredibly unfair” that developing countries with low carbon emissions take “the brunt of the climate catastrophe,” he pointed out.

Valasai said that within 158 days in office as Foreign Minister Bi­lawal Bhutto Zardari, he has already achieved what many previous For­eign Ministers couldn’t have even dreamt during their whole careers.