Imran Khan launches massive tree-plantation drive in Pakistan

05 September, 2018, 15:47 | Author: Angel Logan
  • The PM is being briefed on defence internal security and other professional matters

The Prime Minister said security of the Zaireen visiting holy places overseas and facilitating them is foremost priority of government.

Commenting on global diplomacy, Khan said the PTI government wanted peaceful ties with India, Afghanistan and Iran but would not compromise the national interest.

Imran Khan has also taken notice of the problems faced by the people due to unnecessary hurdles created on the occasion of his arrival in Lahore last night. The prime minister's office says it's Khan's first meeting with a foreign dignitary since he was sworn in on August 18th.

Islamabad, Aug 31 Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan today expressed a desire to work closely with Japan to expand bilateral cooperation in all areas, particularly in trade, investment, economic and human development. Media is free to criticize all policies and measures the new government takes, he said, adding that it in fact helps government resolve issues.

Unlike in the past, the EAC will be headed by the PM to ensure that the Pakistan government gets the best possible advice to implement its economic and financial policies. Zarif's visit to Pakistan came at a crucial time when the relations between Islamabad and Washington are undergoing a tectonic shift, and Pakistan is finally coming out of the ominous shadow of USA and Saudi Arabia.

During the marathon session, the prime minister turned down French President Emmanuel Macron's call twice.

Khan also briefed the attending journalists on his recent meeting with National Accountability Bureau Chairman Javed Iqbal.

Reiterating his commitment of eradicating corruption, Khan said, "There will be neither any NRO-like agreement in the future nor anyone will be spared from accountability".

PM Khan said none of his cabinet members was appointed permanently and could be shuffled on the basis of performance. He said the maintenance charges and pilot fees for the helicopter would be paid regardless of whether or not he used it, adding that there were significant threats to his life that had forced him to move out of Bani Gala.

Zarif and Imran Khan said Muslim countries should strengthen close cooperation to solve issues related to the Muslim world and the region. He said he would only make a foreign visit if it benefitted Pakistan.

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