ISLAMABAD: US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, visited Pak. capital from 4-6th December 2018 to follow up on discussions held in October.
During the four-day sojourn, Special Representative Khalilzad met Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, Foreign Secretary, COAS and members of the diplomatic corps here.
In his meetings, Ambassador Khalilzad stressed the United States’ commitment to facilitating a political settlement between the Afghan government and the Taliban that ensures Afghanistan never again serves as a platform for international terrorism and ends the 40-years-long war in the country, and he highlighted that all countries in the region will benefit from peace in Afghanistan.
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.