Shah raises concerns over existing foreign policy


Says current foreign policy has failed, urges government to call APC to chalk out foreign policy, calls for appointing foreign minister

National Assembly (NA) Opposition Leader Syed Khurshid Shah has expressed his dissatisfaction over the existing foreign policy besides demanding the government to appoint a foreign minister and call All Parties Conference (APC) to chalk out foreign policy in accordance with the needs of the prevailing situation.

Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Shah said that it was matter of grave concern the government has not succeeded to find a suitable person to appoint as foreign minister. He said that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) did not support the government but supported democracy.

The PPP leader said that his party wishes the sitting government to complete its five year tenure. He said that at present, terrorism, inflation, poverty and unemployment were the major issues faced by the country and these all needed to be curbed as soon as possible.

The opposition leader ruled out the rumours regarding differences between PPP Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari and party chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and said that both have are in consensus over issues and have complete trust in each other.

Commenting over the formation of military courts, he said that though it was tough decision but was vital in the larger interest of country and masses.

Moreover, he criticised PTI chief Imran Khan for referring to the Shikarpur tragedy as failure of the authorities. “What was PTI doing in KP where such occurrences are habitual?,” he said, urging PTI chairman to end politics of sit-ins, protests and playing role for betterment of country and masses by coming in the parliament.