RAHIMYAR KHAN (INP): Leader of the opposition in National Assembly (NA) and senior leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Syed Khurshid Shah has expressed his dissatisfaction over the existing foreign policy besides demanding the government to appoint a foreign minister and call All Parties Conference (APC) to chalk out foreign policy in accordance with the needs of the prevailing situation.
Addressing a press conference here on Sunday, Syed Khurshid Shah said that it was matter of grave concern the government hasn’t succeeded to find a suitable person to appoint him as foreign minister.
He said that PPP hasn’t supported the government or PML-N but supported the democracy and democratic system instead.
The PPP leader said that his party wishes the sitting government to complete its five year tenure.
Khurshid Shah said that at present, terrorism, inflation, poverty and unemployment were the major issues faced by the country and these all needed to be curbed as soon as possible.
The opposition leader ruled out the rumours regarding differences between PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and said that both have are in consensus over issues and have complete trust in each other.
Commenting over the formation of military courts, he said that though it was tough decision but was vital in the larger interest of country and masses.
He criticized PTI chief Imran Khan for referring to the Shikarpur tragedy as failure of the authorities and question what his party was doing in KP where such occurrences were habitual and PTI was in power. He urged chairman PTI to end politics of sit-ins, protests and playing role for betterment of country and masses by coming in the parliament.
Khurshid Shah said that Pakistan is desirous of peace, prosperity and stability in the region but not at the cost of national interests.