Over Rs48b spent on war against terror during last five years, NA told
National Assembly passes a resolution assuring Pakistan's continued support to Kashmiris for their right to self-determination.
National Assembly has passed a unanimous resolution assuring Pakistan's continued political, moral and diplomatic support to the just struggle of the people of Jammu and Kashmir for their right to self-determination enshrined in UN resolutions.
The resolution was moved by Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, Chaudhry Barjees Tahir.
The resolution lauded the valiant people of Jammu and Kashmir for resisting Indian occupation despite brutal atrocities being perpetrated by the Indian security forces.
The House also passed a resolution condemning recent attack on JUI chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman in Quetta.
The National Assembly was informed on Monday that over forty eight billion rupees were spent on the war against terror during the last five years.
Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan in a written reply told the House that these expenditures include over twenty three point eight billion rupees in Islamabad Capital Territory, over three billion rupees in FATA and over eight point five billion in KPK.
Besides over seven billion were spent by Rangers Punjab and over one point six billion rupees by Balochistan.
Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and Development Syed Muhammad Saqlain said work on different development projects costing forty billion rupees are underway in Balochistan.
Parliamentary Secretary for Finance, Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan told the House that total amount of remittances sent by overseas Pakistanis during the financial year 2013-14 was 15.83 Billion dollars. He said government is taking steps to stop sending money by overseas Pakistanis through illegal channels.