PTI government fulfills yet another promise made to the nation

PTI government fulfills yet another promise made to the nation

ISLAMABAD – PTI government has informed Senate that a holistic approach will be adopted to provide full legal and humanitarian assistance to the Pakistani prisoners languishing in foreign jails.

Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari told the house during question hour today that consular services of our missions abroad will be upgraded for this purpose. She said a policy decision will also be taken to get in touch with different countries for repatriation of the Pakistani prisoners.

The minister said the present government will bolster efforts to produce skilled workforce keeping in the view the demand of jobs in the gulf and other countries.

Advisor on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan told the house that Gwadar port is a big national asset. He said currently limited exports and commercial imports are taking place from the port.

In a written reply, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmoud Qureshi told the house that safeguarding national security, promoting Pakistan’s economic interests and strengthening international partnerships have been some of the overarching themes of country’s foreign policy.

He said the foreign policy as in any other democratic country is formulated by the government. He, however, said the parliament, security agencies and some other ministries play an equally important role in providing crucial inputs. This practice, he said, is also followed in other countries as well.