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    As nearly 250 Palestinians were killed in Israel’s latest offensive in Gaza, many wonder how long will the truce last.

    Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi attended the United Nations General Assembly’s emergency session where the effects of the Israeli offensive in Gaza was condemned.

    Pakistan aims to play a prominent role when it comes to peace, security and stability in the region.

    But is it possible, given the geopolitical dynamics?

    Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi talks to Al Jazeera.

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