Hina rules out any backchannel diplomacy with India
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Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar on Thursday told Senate that no backchannel diplomacy is taking place with India at the moment, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Addressing the Upper House, Hina Rabbani Khar during question-hour session said that hostility coming in from the neighbouring country is of unique nature. She said relations have been marred by a number of provocative steps by India. She said the BBC documentary banned by India has vindicated Pakistan’s viewpoint on Gujarat massacre.
The minister said Pakistan is keen that its eastern and western borders remain peaceful. She said we continue to be on journey of peace. She described the opening of Kartarpur Corridor as a positive precedent saying such processes must move forward.
Minister of State for Law Shahadat Awan told the house that television and radio channels air programs regarding the awareness of farmers.
He said both Radio Pakistan and the PTV will be asked to broadcast more such programs with the aim to acquaint farmers with latest technology.
He was especially appreciative of Radio Multan’s agriculture specific programs.
Responding to a Calling Attention Notice, Minister of State for Finance Aisha Ghaus Pasha said the government has a plan to improve the economic situation.
She said it is our determination to protect the poor segments of the society.
The Minister of State for Finance said the government inherited a difficult economic situation besides devastating floods and international factors negatively impacted us.
She said all the political parties should stand united while rising above political interest to steer the country out of current quagmire.
The house will now meet tomorrow at 10:30 am.