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PTI-led government takes various steps to promote religious tourism

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) led government is taking various steps to promote religious tourism and to uplift of minorities sites in the country.

In an interview, Taranjeet Singh, a Pakistan Super League (PSL) expert, lauded the last meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan for the promotion of minorities and said that he would make a board in which visionary persons would be involved to make policies for the uplift of various minority’s sites in the country.

He said PM vision was very fruitful to protect the minorities in the country.

He said there were 500 minorities’ sites in the country out of which at least 20 should be functional so that Hindu, Sikh and other members of minorities could practice their rituals.

He also appreciated the PM step for uplifting and upgradation of minorities sites so that minorities could also get the chance to perform their festivals in which thousands of people could come and the people of our country would facilitate them.

He said PM has also opened online visa system for the ease of people living abroad which is a welcoming step.

 

 

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PM committed to make Pakistan an investment hub: PTI Leader

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ISLAMABAD: Member National Assembly of PTI Noureen Ibrahim on Saturday said under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan Pakistan would become a foreign investors hub in near future as only this thing could support and boost the worsen national economic kitty.

During an interview,  she stressed opposition parties did not deliver during their regimes and today they were using different tactics to stop the incumbent government for taking positive steps in entrust of masses.

She further said government was taking numerous steps for rooting out the corruption from the country because without elimination of corruption the dream of prosperous Pakistan could not be achieved.

She suggested the opposition to stay calm and must support the government for solving the national issues on priority basis.

“Government should be appreciated over taking initiatives for strengthening the economy, trade and exports adding Pak-Malaysia signed MoUs for five major projects that would definitely open a new era of development in the country .

 

 

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Regional countries should develop cooperative approaches to counter terrorism: FM Qureshi

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BEIJING: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that instead of unwarranted criticism and rhetoric, the regional countries should develop cooperative approaches to counter the scourge of terrorism as it was a global problem and required concerted efforts of the international community to defeat it.

“Pakistan believes that terrorism is a global problem and requires concerted efforts of the international community to defeat it. Only through dialogue and constructive engagement, can we defeat this scourge throughout our region,” he told Global Times during his recent visit Beijing to co-chair China-Pakistan Foreign Ministers’ Strategic Dialogue.

He remarked that it was therefore critical that instead of unwarranted criticism and rhetoric, the regional countries develop cooperative approaches to counter the scourge of terrorism.

“Pakistan is engaged bilaterally as well as multilaterally in development such approaches”, he added.

Responding to a question about the agenda of China-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue, he said that he co-chaired with State Councillor Wang Yi, the inaugural meeting of the Strategic Dialogue following a decision of the political leadership of both countries in November 2018 to elevate the dialogue to Foreign Minister’s level.

“I held in-depth discussions with State Councillor on the whole spectrum of our bilateral relations including high level exchanges, future development and direction of CPEC, cooperation in the fields of trade, defence and security, enhancing people-to-people exchanges and regional and international issues of mutual interest,” he added.

Foreign Minister Qureshi said that this platform would serve as an opportunity to further consolidate our time-tested All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partnership and reiterate our commitment to building closer China-Pakistan community of Shared Future in the New Era.

While commenting on significance of the strategic dialogue, he said that recent developments in South Asia were well known to the world. “World is also aware how the government of Prime Minister Imran Khan has acted to deescalate the situation.”

Pakistan, he said, had convincingly manifested its quest for peace in the region by offering dialogue to India and investigation of the Pulwama incident if credible evidence was made available.

 

 

 

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Malaysian PM Mahathir leaves Pakistan after three-day visit

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ISLAMABAD: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Bin Mohamad left Pakistan on Saturday after a three-day visit. 

He departed shortly after attending the country’s Pakistan Day parade in Islamabad as the chief guest.

During his visit, PM Mahathir met Prime Minister Imran Khan and other senior Pakistani officials.

Pakistan and Malaysia also signed memorandums of understanding for cooperation in five major projects in the car assembly, meat, telecom and stone sectors.

Malaysia will be setting up an auto plant in Pakistan. It has also expressed an interest in purchasing rice and halal meat from Pakistan as well as JF-17 Thunder jets.

During a media talk on Friday, Finance Minister Asad Umar said Pakistan will soon implement an agreement to export anti-tank missiles to Malaysia.

In the meantime, both countries have agreed to open branches of their banks in each other’s countries, he said.

The finance minister added that Pakistan will capitalize on the Malaysian experience in the tourism industry.

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