Dossiers submitted at UN about Indian intervention: NA told
Sartaj Aziz rejects media reports that Pakistan has not submitted detailed dossiers on Indian involvement in FATA, Karachi and Balochistan.
Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has rejected media reports that Pakistan has not submitted detailed dossiers on Indian involvement in Pakistan to UN.
Responding to a question during question hour in National Assembly, he said the dossiers envisage substantial material about the Indian intervention in FATA, Karachi and Balochistan.
He said Pakistan and Belarus have signed a number of agreements and MoUs for promotion of bilateral relations in different fields.
Sartaj Aziz said both countries have established a business council, which will help bring investment from Belarus.
Sartaj Aziz said that 188 Pakistani pilgrims were martyred in Mina incident. He said only three Pakistanis are still unaccounted for.
Commerce Minister speaks in NA session
Responding to a question Commerce Minister said Pakistan has not given Most Favoured Nation status to India and no proposal in this regard is under consideration. He said no trade talks have been held with New Delhi since the assumption of power by the Modi government.
He said government plans to launch vocational programme to train one hundred and twenty thousand youth in the value added sectors including textiles.
Khurram Dastgir Khan said government has announced several measures in the budget to bolster the textile sector.
He said the government also plans to organize a Textile Expo at the start of next year to showcase the country's textile products.
He said surplus stock of Basmati Rice is available with private sector due to bumper crop and less exports. Government is in contact with the stakeholders to devise a mechanism to support the private sector in export of Rice.
Rising on point of order, Leader of Opposition Syed Khurshid Ahmad Shah opposed the privatization policy of the government.
He said the profitable entities should not be privatized. Privatization policy should be brought in the Parliament for discussion.
Condemning the Paris attack, he said conspiracies are being plotted to malign Islam. The international community should get united to wipe out the menace.
The National Assembly today passed two bills.
These are "The Pakistan Health Research Council Bill, 2015" and "The Cantonments (Amendment) Bill, 2015".
Parliamentary Secretary for Interior Maryam Aurangzeb laid before the House the Islamabad Capital Territory Local Government (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015.
One-minute silence over Paris, Lebanon attacks
The House also observed one minute silence over the incidents of Paris and Lebanon.