ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan, while warning India, has said that Pakistan was capable of responding to any kind of threat and was always ready to retaliate in case of any misadventure.
In a televised address to the nation, the premier reacted to the sabre-rattling, in particular by the Indian media, calling for a surgical strike against Pakistan, and expressed the hope that “better sense will prevail.”
He said “if Indians believe that they can launch an attack against Pakistan, they should understand that Pakistan would not think, but retaliate immediately.”
Khan said “no law in the world allows one to be the “judge jury and executioner” and said if India offered any proof, Pakistan would cooperate.
“We all know that it is easy to start a war, but very difficult to end. And we do not know where it all will lead to.”
Imran Khan also offered India for a dialogue to address all the issues between the two nations.
Difficult days to end soon, assures Hafeez Shaikh
ISLAMABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh gave a road map of his economic reforms on Saturday that will stabilize the economy this year.
Pointing out that the decline in Rupee against USD started back in 2017, he stressed on setting aside differences for Pakistan and assured that decisions taken for the betterment of the country will render economic stability soon.
Addressing a press conference, along with government economic team including Minister for Planning Khusro Bakhtiyar, Power Minister Omar Ayub, Minister of State for Revenue Hammad Azhar, FBR Chairman Shabbar Zaidi and Special Assistant to PM on Information Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Hafeez Shaikh announced to increase the Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) and bring the circular debt to zero by 2020.
He announced to cut down govt expenses in the budget, adding that the volume of the budget to be presented will be 5550b.
Struggle of Imran Khan ends exploitative system in Punjab: Firdous
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan Saturday said struggle of Imran Khan led to end of exploitative system and personality cult imposed on people of Punjab for decades.
In a tweet on social media platform twitter, she said the Punjab’s Growth Strategy 2023 was an important step towards achieving the mission and vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Special focus would be put on decreasing level of poverty, on development in backward areas, progress in agriculture, eradication of unemployment, supply of clean drinking water and on provision of education and health facilities.
The performance of Shehbaz Sharif was limited to headlines of television channels and advertisements of newspapers, Dr Firdous added.
She said the fruits of development through Growth Strategy 2023 will reach every citizen of Punjab.
Dr. Firdous condoles with Qamar Zaman Kaira on his son’s death
LALAMUSA: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan here on Saturday visited residence of leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Qamar Zaman Kaira to condole with him over death of his son Usama Qamar.
She expressed her deep grief and sorrow over the untimely death of young Usama Qamar.
She was accompanied by Punjab Minister for Information and Culture Syed Samsam Ali Shah Bukhari.
She said, ” we all share grief of the Kaira family on sad demise of Usama.”