Pakistan raised Kashmir, Palestine, Islamophobia issues at OIC summit: FM
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi says Pakistan forcefully raised the issue of Kashmir, Palestine, and Islamophobia during OIC summit recently concluded in Saudi Arabia.
He was responding to points raised by leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif.
He said Kashmir is a fundamental issue for Pakistan, peace and stability in South Asia, which cannot be ignored.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi also lauded the government for overcoming line losses, transmission issues, and theft of electricity and recovery of 81 billion rupees resulting in uninterrupted availability of electricity during Ramadan.
Regarding rejection of bail plea of Asif Ali Zardari, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said judiciary and NAB are independent institutions and government has no role in their matters.
He said the government will not create any hurdle in way of transparent and independent accountability.
Taking floor, leader of the Opposition Shahbaz Sharif demanded of the Speaker to immediately issue production orders of former President Asif Ali Zardari and Khawaja Saad Rafiq enabling them to take part in House’s proceedings.
He said Asif Ali Zardari has been appearing before NAB and the bureau should appreciate him for this instead of pleading his arrest in the court.
Highlighting performance of the last PML-N government, Leader of the Opposition said their government under the leadership of former Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif produced 11,000 megawatt of electricity in four years.
Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and Shazia Marri of Pakistan People’s Party also demanded of the Speaker to immediately issue production orders of Asif Ali Zardari.
Amid opposition’s rumpus, Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri adjourned the House till 5 pm tomorrow (Tuesday).
Meanwhile, President Arif Alvi has summoned the Senate session tomorrow (Tuesday) at six pm.