NEW YORK: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said that he respects every soldier of the country, Samaa reported.
Speaking to media in New York, Ahsan Iqbal stated that he did not mean to hurt anyone's sentiments with his remaks and respected every soldier who is fighting for the country.
He added that it will be better if everyone is doing what they are supposed to do.
He also termed Pakistan as world's fifth emerging economy.
The minister said that the elements who are not happy with the country's progress will not gain anything.
"Since 2014 they are spreading discontent in the country," Iqbal said.