ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto Zardari here today said democracy was the only way for growth and development of the country.
“PPP has always been striving for the supremacy of the Constitution and rule of law in the country. It is my first visit to the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST). I feel glad to be here as a chief guest on the event to celebrate ‘Sindh Topi-Ajrak Day’.”
He said Sindh encompasses thousands of years old civilization and has rich historical background adding, the civilization which has no precedent of violence whereas Mohenjo-Daro is the pride of Sindh.
Bilawal said that the centuries’ old culture and traditions of Sindh were based on love, peace, and harmony which were still alive in the history.
Bilawal said the establishment of SZABIST was the earnest endeavor of Benazir Bhutto to provide good learning facilities for all Pakistanis. He said PPP had the history of the struggle for the democracy and strengthening of the Party, adding we had also made huge endeavors for the autonomy of the public.
He said the people of Sindh are much aware of the benefits of the democratic system in the country and parliamentary form of government was the best for the country’s political system. “Pakistan is a great country and proud to be a Pakistani. Pakistan is a bucket of different culture and languages. There is equality for the speaker of every language in the country,” he remarked.
“PPP has given sacrifices but never took U-turn from its goals and never submitted before the dictators,” he maintained.
The Chairman PPP said Zulfikar Ali Bhutto accepted death instead of retreating from his commitments.
He said, “We defeated terrorism by facing it from eyeball to eyeball and never compromised on our national interests.”
He thanked the organizers of the event and said, “I am inspired by the energy of youth organizing cultural activities and it is important for us to encourage them.”
On this occasion, he was also gifted with Sindhi cap and Ajrak by the Head of the SZABIST. Students hailing from various culture and regions presented their traditional dance to highlight the significance of their culture.
US Envoy at Faisal Masjid (TEXT AND VIDEO)
ISLAMABAD: United States Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Paul Jones, accompanied by his wife Catherine Jones, visited the Shah Faisal Mosque here.
Turkish Minister calls on Pak PM (VIDEO and TEXT)
ISLAMABAD: Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu called on Prime Minister Imran Khan here today and discussed means to further enhance bilateral cooperation in diverse fields.
Turkish Interior Minister congratulated PM Imran Khan on behalf of Turkish leadership on assuming the office. Visiting minister conveyed Turkish President’the s felicitation message to the Prime Minister.
Assuring all possible support of Turkey to Pakistan he invited PM Khan to visit Turkey. Imran Khan also extended an invitation to the Turkish President and Turkish leadership to visit Pakistan.
Quality healthcare services
RAWALPINDI: Federal Minister for National Health Services, Regulation, and Coordination Amir Mehmood Kiani today said the PTI government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan was taking revolutionary steps for the promotion of health sector.
He expressed these views during a visit to Rawalpindi Cantonment General Hospital here today. The minister said the government was going to start a health insurance programme in the country and it would distribute 25 million Health Insurance Cards (HIC) to the poor and needy people by the beginning of next month.
He said the healthcare system of Pakistan was beset with numerous problems mainly because of the apathy of the
past governments toward the health sector, which was evident from the fact that the previous governments had failed to develop a “National Health Policy” due to which the country miserably failed to meet the health-related targets.
Criticizing the opposition, he said it was not a real opposition and that most political leaders had united to save their financial interests. He said people would see improvement in all sectors and Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government would put the country on the path of development and prosperity. He said the PTI government brought a considerable change in the health sector adding that four new hospitals were being built in Islamabad to lessen the load on available hospitals.