Pakistan committed to nuclear non-proliferation: Jamali
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali said Pakistan is a responsible nuclear state and is committed to nuclear non-proliferation.
Talking to the Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Ashraf Jehangir Qazi, who called on him at the Prime Minister’s House on Wednesday, he said the country has taken steps to ensure nuclear non-proliferation at all levels. Referring to the country’s role in war against terrorism, Mr Jamali reiterated that it would continue to make efforts to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
Mr Qazi said the US Administration was satisfied with Pakistan’s assurances regarding nuclear non-proliferation. It also appreciates the country’s return to democracy and its role in the international war on terrorism, he added.
He said the relationship between Pakistan and the US was moving forward on all fronts and there was a better appreciation of Pakistan’s position on various issues.
Mr Jamali also met Faislabad District Nazim Chaudhry Zahid and Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Muhammad Asim Nazir. Mr Jamali told them that national reconciliation is the need of the hour in view of the delicate international situation.
Mr Jamali said the politics of agitation and confrontation has given nothing to the country and the people. Therefore, the opposition must avoid negative tactics and try to stick to its healthy role in conformity with democratic values and traditions.
He said the government would continue to strive for improvement in the quality of life of the people and to provide better governance. He said special emphasis was being laid on improving and expanding the physical infrastructure along with ensuring provision of basic necessities to people in remote areas. He said education and health facilities are being expanded to provide better facilities to rural areas.
Mr Jamali asked the MNA to maintain close liaison with the people in his constituency and also discussed matters relating to various on going development schemes. He said the government was committed to socio-economic empowerment of women and bringing them into the national mainstream.
Talking to Senator Gulshan Saeed, Mr Jamali said the government was committed to provide socio-economic empowerment for women with a view to bringing them into the national mainstream.
“It is necessary to educate women,” Mr Jamali said, adding that they should overcome their social and economic backwardness.
“Women are more than half our total population,” Mr Jamali said, adding that the government will bring this large segment into the national mainstream for accelerated and all-round development.
Mr Jamali lauded the efforts of the government for the development of women in the country.
Later, Senator Saeed exchanged views with Mr Jamali on matters relating to the ongoing senate session and various development projects and schemes launched by the government for women.