MULTAN: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has claimed that, unlike the leadership of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), Prime Minister Imran Khan enjoys full public and parliamentary trust.
Mr. Qureshi said while speaking to the citizens of his electorate on Saturday, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) was elected to power by the masses and the opposition should honour that public mandate.
The minister said the whole nation was very familiar with the policies of PDM officials, and the government was not concerned about their so-called protest movement.
He asked why the opposition leaders were waiting to tender resignations from the assemblies on January 31. Their dissatisfaction was clear when, contrary to their wish or pressure, the prime minister did not resign, he added.
In their meeting that lasted more than five and a half hours, the PDM leaders refused to take any decision, the PTI leader told the Multan people.
Says govt not worried about PDM protest plan
The foreign minister said the incumbent government was making every effort to ensure that the second phase of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would be completed early, bringing a new era of growth to the region.
According to him, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs adopted new developments in economic diplomacy, adding that diplomats around the world have been assigned some aims to support the economy of the country.
Welcoming the mechanism of intra-Afghan dialogue, Mr Qureshi said stability in Afghanistan will lead to regional peace. Still, he said, the Narendra Modi government’s Hindutva agenda was a threat to the peace and security of the whole of Asia.
In order to condone the people whose families had disappeared, the Foreign Minister had visited several parts of the constituency. He told people that during his forthcoming visit, Mr Khan would announce Multan’s mega development package.
Mr Qureshi noticed that Multan was a mega city while chairing a meeting and there was a need to initiate development schemes in various sectors of the city. Multan would, he added, be a provincial capital in the future.
He said that the government concentrated on both urban and rural areas similarly. He has pointed at the introduction of a ‘comprehensive plan’ to permanently fix the city’s sewerage problems. Similarly, political goals were both the education and health industries.
National Assembly Chief Whip and Special Assistant to Prime Minister Malik Aamir Dogar ordered the district administration to transfer the markets for timber, iron and grain outside the region. He highlighted the need to expand the road from Dera Adda via Lodhi Colony to the Northern Bypass.
Dr. Akhtar Malik, Punjab Minister for Energy, said on the occasion that 82 basic health units would be supplied with electricity by solar energy.
Nadeem Qureshi, the provincial parliamentary secretary for information, called for the promotion of the City of Saints’ cultural and religious identity.
MPA Qasim Langah asked that the road be extended between Shujabad and Jalalpur Pirwala.
Deputy Commissioner Aamir Khattak stressed earlier, when giving a briefing to the parliamentarians, the need for recruitment to boost the functioning of the Water and Sanitation Authority. He said machinery and human resources for the waste management business were also needed.
He said that there was work in progress throughout the district on uplift schemes worth Rs2,280 million. Similarly, under the annual development programme, Rs5.73 billion was spent on the region, the Deputy Commissioner said.