MULTAN Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi observed on Saturday that democracy was inevitable for countrys stability and if (God forbid) Pakistan lost democracy no civilised society would even talk to us. Addressing the members of Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), he said Pakistan would have to face severe isolation in the world if democracy derails in the country. He said Pakistans future was bright and we needed to make a commitment that we would live or die on this soil. We are not out of those people, who flee from the country and take refuge in London when they are no more in government, he maintained. He said the foreign policy of the country would be attached with economy in coming days and therefore Pakistan would have to focus on economic diplomacy in future. He pointed out that Indo-China trade had surpassed the mark of $ 60 billion despite troubled relations while the volume of Pakistan-China trade stood at merely $ 6 billion despite friendly ties. He said a strong economy played as the most prominent factor in development of any country in todays world. He said the prevailing energy crisis was not the fault of any one government, rather all previous governments were responsible for this problem. What we have to do now is to make joint efforts to cope with this crisis instead of playing blame game, he added. He said Pakistan possessed rich natural resources and coal reservoirs of Tharparkar could fulfil energy requirements of the country for next 100 years. He added that the country could benefit from wind energy projects in Thatha and Badin as well as solar energy projects in hot areas. Referring to installation of two reactors by China, he said Pakistan possessed 35-year long experience of nuclear power generation and no untoward incident took place during this time. Qureshi disclosed that the government had decided to get cotton and rice seeds from China. He said the new seeds would soon be introduced in the market after making them compatible with local conditions. To a query, he said the agriculture research sector of the country failed to produce cotton varieties needed by Pakistan. Citing the example of cotton leaf curl virus, he said our agricultural scientists failed to control this disease. He said 85 per cent of total cotton was produced by the South Punjab but value addition units were installed in other areas. If we want to develop this region, we will have to shift textile industry to this area, he added. He said he had raised voice against cotton yarn duty as it was principally wrong and violation of free trade mechanism.