Pakistan won’t budge from principled stand on Kashmir: Firdous

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister’s Particular Assistant on Data and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday stated that the federal cupboard has reaffirmed Pakistan’s dedication of not budging from its principled stand on Kashmir at any price.

Addressing a press convention after a gathering of the cupboard chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, Firdous stated the cupboard of ministers had endorsed measures being taken by the federal government on Kashmir trigger within the wake of steps taken by India to vary establishment in Kashmir.

She stated that PM Imran took his ministers into confidence on the regional state of affairs rising after revocation of the impartial standing of Kashmir by India.

He directed the cupboard members to proactively use social media to reveal atrocities by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir and in addition India’s open violation of worldwide legal guidelines. The prime minister additionally directed them to make all out efforts to reveal detrimental intentions of India, she stated.

She stated that focal teams had been shaped on Kashmir in context of parliamentary decision that may work below their mandate and provides concrete suggestions to the federal government.

The adviser stated that the federal cupboard additionally determined to extend the variety of members of the committee shaped to organize suggestions in view of the latest act of India on Kashmir. In that regard, she stated opposition events could be invited to grow to be a part of the committee. Jamaat-e-Islami chief Sirajul Haq would even be invited. President and Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Governor Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) would even be included within the committee.

The cupboard appreciated assertion of UN Secretary Basic on Kashmir through which he expressed concern on the state of affairs and recalled that below Simla Settlement the ultimate standing of Jammu and Kashmir was to be settled by peaceable means, in accordance with Constitution of the United Nations.

Referring to different selections of the cupboard, she stated a briefing was given by Frontier Works Group relating to clear Karachi initiative.

Up to now Rs 55.5 million had been spent below that initiative of the federal authorities to scrub Lyari and different nullahs, she added.

She stated 10 initiatives have been put earlier than cupboard below the Ehsaas programme. The prime minister advised the cupboard that Pakistan was wealthy in assets, capital and expertise and challenges have been on account of inequitable distribution of assets.

The Ehsaas initiative would assist scale back unemployment, apart from provision of high quality meals and employment to marginalized segments of the society. Beneath the programme, ladies could be given choice with a purpose to empower them, she added.

The cupboard additionally accepted lungar programme to offer free meals to destitute and poor individuals in main cities of the nation. Dr Firdous stated that 155 places of work of Pakistan Baitul Mal and Tehsil places of work, whereas greater than 385 places of work of Benazir Earnings Assist Programme throughout the nation would work collectively to offer that service.

The cupboard additionally accorded approval to restructuring of Pakistan Cricket Board with a purpose to promote regional cricket and groom new expertise.

It additionally gave approval to selections of Financial Coordination Committee (ECC) taken in its final assembly. The adviser stated that the cupboard accepted measures to facilitate building of excessive rise buildings in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Multan.

The prime minster directed Civil Aviation Division to present its strategies with a purpose to facilitate building of excessive rise buildings and to draw overseas funding within the housing sector.

The cupboard additionally directed the related authorities to make ample preparations for dealing with the flood state of affairs in varied elements of the nation throughout present wet season.

It additionally accorded approval to constitution invoice of College of Engineering and Rising Know-how, she stated and added, cupboard accepted a mechanism for provision of fuel facility below the fuel growth schemes.

The cupboard re-endorsed present cost of managing director of Pakistan Tourism Improvement Company.

Answering a query, the adviser stated that the cupboard additionally accepted to droop the commerce ties with India.

To a different query about opposition chief Shehbaz Sharif’s assertion about arrest of Maryam Nawaz, she questioned about private relations of Sharif brothers with India and its businessmen.

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