Minister for Human Rights, Dr Shireen Mazari has said that due to the stance taken by the Prime Minister Imran Khan, the world is seeing a dawn of new foreign policy in Pakistan, based on mutual respect and interest as our policy is not based on compromises.  

Responding to the points of Khawaja Asif and Sardar Akhtar Mengal in the National Assembly on Wednesday, she said during his visit to Saudi Arabia, Prime Minister Imran Khan made it clear that Pakistan is desirous of peace in the Muslim Ummah and offered the role of facilitator to end conflicts.

She said it is also the first time that the UK has agreed to cooperate with Pakistan in checking money laundering.

Shireen Mazari regretted that the previous government of PML-N never discussed foreign policy matters at the floor of the house. 

She said Pakistan is still facing the side effects of the compromises made by the previous government.

The minister said that Balochistan will now be given the due share in their resources and development. 

She said the previous governments neglected the province and never fulfilled the promises made with the people of Balochistan. 

The minister said the government is also working to address the issue of enforced disappearances.

Earlier participating in the debate, Khawaja Muhammad Asif said the government’s mini budget has triggered inflation in the country.

He said the foreign minister should forcefully raise the issue of Kashmir dispute and the plight of Kashmiri people at the forum of UN General Assembly session.

Sardar Akhtar Mengal said the mini-budget will directly or indirectly impact the common man. He also voiced concerns over the increase in gas price. 

He said Balochistan is not being provided electricity as per its requirement.  He demanded the construction of dams as well as health and education facilities in Balochistan.

Responding to a calling attention notice, Minister of State for Interior, Shehryar Afridi has said that effective precautionary measures have been taken to check the spread of Dengue fever in the federal capital.

He pointed out that the government has started fumigation against Dengue in the federal capital territory.

The minister of state said awareness campaign has also been launched by taking on board all the stakeholders including the civil society to check the spread of this virus.