PTI government responds over media reports of handing over Dr Shakil Afridi to US

PTI government responds over media reports of handing over Dr Shakil Afridi to US
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ISLAMABAD - The Senate was informed on Wednesday that no request has so far been received to handover Dr Shakeel Afridi to the United States and no external pressure will be accepted in this regard.

Responding to a question during Question Hour, the minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi said PTI Government would not make any compromise over national security and every decision or initiative will be taken indigenously to safeguard the national interest.

Replying to another question, the minister said that for the first time of the history of Pakistan the government is working on policy to mainstream the local arms manufacturers. He said under this policy products of local manufactures will be marketed in and outside Pakistan.

The Minister of State also informed the House that a policy is being evolved for uniform number plates of vehicles on road.

Earlier, the Senate was informed that all possible efforts are being made to ensure that the quality of edible items and food products is maintained by the restaurants in Islamabad strictly in accordance with the prescribed standard.

Responding to a question during Question Hour, Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi said a fine of 11, 50,000 has been imposed against 109 food outlets and restaurants in the federal capital for not following set rules. He said regular and strict inspections are being ensured to check quality and prices of food items being sold in the federal capital.

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