ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Monday that the government is taking effective steps to highlight the Kashmir issue at international fora.

Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz told the House during question hour that Prime Minister and the Foreign Office have written letters to the United Nations regarding the resolution of Kashmir issue according to the aspirations of Kashmiris in line with the UN Security Council resolutions.

He said parliamentarians are being sent to the world countries to highlight the Kashmir issue and to draw the world attention about the Indian atrocities in Held Kashmir.    

To a question, the advisor said that Pakistan has friendly relations with Iran and after the lifting of sanctions against Iran the relations have improved considerably.

Replying to a question about Afghanistan, Sartaj Aziz said 40 to 50 thousand people cross daily from one side to the other. He said Pakistan is implementing border management measures including setting up gates and installations of wires at the border crossing points. He said the process of installation of wires and setting up of gates will be completed in an amicable way.

To a question, the Advisor said that there are 1448 Pakistani prisoners in the jails of Saudi Arabia. He said the Pakistani mission at Saudi Arabia have taken a number of steps for the help of prisoners.

Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan informed the House that Pakistan has generated revenue worth 324 million dollars in the export sector during the last fiscal year.

To a question, he said that six billion rupees for the textile policy initiatives for the current financial year.

Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada told the House that Pakistan Sports Board organizes various tournaments to create harmony among the provinces in which all provinces share their participation.