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No strings attached to Pak-Saudi package: FM

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister (FM) Shah Mehmood Qureshi has assured that the Saudi Economic Package for Pakistan carried no conditionality or strings.

He was responding to the opposition’s queries here at the NA. He told the lawmakers that Pakistan was not sending any troops to Yemen. 

FM said that reports apropos landing of Israeli aircraft in Pakistan were concocted. Opposition Leader Shahbaz Sharif accepted FM’s clarification on this matter.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi called for evolving a charter of an economy based on national consensus to steer Pakistan out of the current economic crisis.

Reminding that over the last ten years, country’s debt soared to thirty thousand billion rupees from six thousand billion rupees, FM noted the repayment of this debt was not an easy task.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.