ISLAMABAD: Minister for Human Rights, Dr. Shireen Mazari says due to the stance taken by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the world is seeing a dawn of new foreign policy in Pakistan.
Responding to points raised by Khawaja Asif and Sardar Akhtar Mengal in the National Assembly, she said the new foreign policy is based on mutual respect and interest rather than on compromises.
Shereen Mazari said during his visit to Saudi Arabia, the Prime Minister made it clear that Pakistan is desirous of peace in the Muslim Ummah and offered the role of facilitator to end conflicts.
She said it is also the first time that UK has agreed to cooperate with Pakistan in checking money laundering.
The Minister regretted that the previous government of PML (N) never discussed foreign policy matters on the floor of the house. She said Pakistan is still facing side effects of the compromises made by the previous government.
The Minister for Human Rights said Balochistan will now be given due share in their resources and development. She regretted that previous governments neglected the province and never fulfilled the promises made with people of Balochistan.
The Minister said the government is also working to address the issue of enforced disappearances.
Earlier participating in the debate, Khawaja Muhammad Asif said the government’s mini budget has triggered inflation in the country.He said the foreign minister should forcefully raise the issue of Kashmir dispute and plight of Kashmiri people at the forum of UN General Assembly session.
Sardar Akhtar Mengal said the mini budget will directly or indirectly impact the common man. He also voiced concern over increase in gas price.
Sardar Mengal said Balochistan is not being provided electricity as per its requirement. He demanded construction of dams as well as provision of health and education facilities in Balochistan.
Nawab Muhammad Yousaf Talpur said the government should give special attention to development of agriculture sector. He said the farmers should be given subsidy on fertilizers, seeds and other inputs.
Andleeb Abbas said previous governments are responsible for current poor state of economy. He said the PTI government will bring change in the lives of people by bringing the economy on the right track. NNI