‘Govt believes in smooth relations between federation, provinces’
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Zafarullah Jamali on Wednesday said his government believed in a smooth working relationship between the federation and provinces so as to accelerate the pace of development countrywide.
He said this while talking to an eight-member Balochistan National Party delegation that called on him at PM House.
Later, Mr Jamali met Minister of State for Information Technology Raza Hayat Hiraj at PM House and told him that the government was working for political stability and economic prosperity in Pakistan.
“We don’t believe in the politics of vendetta or victimising political opponents,” he added. He also said, “We are moving steadily but resolutely towards our goal of a strong, stable and prosperous Pakistan.” MNAs Niaz Ahmad Jhakar, Mazhar Ahmad Qureshi and Khawaja Sheraz Mehmood accompanied the minister of state. Mr Jamali asked the MNAs to help the government solve the common man’s problems.
The delegation told Mr Jamali of the problems people faced in their constituencies. They also discussed matters relating to various ongoing development schemes in their areas.
Meanwhile, Mr Jamali met MNA Dr Attiya Inayatullah at PM House and told her that the government wanted to encourage women in all walks of life, to bring them into the mainstream.
He said women made up more than half of Pakistan’s total population and the government simply could not afford to keep them marginalized and backward. “It is precisely due to this reason that our policies are made to overcome their backwardness in education, the economy and society,” he added.
Mr Jamali said the presence of such a large number of women in parliament testified to his government’s sincerity. He told Dr Inayatullah that the government would do its utmost to promote education in women and work for their economic empowerment.
Dr Inayatullah thanked Mr Jamali for the steps being taken by the government to improve conditions for women in the country and hoped these would culminate in their complete emancipation. —Agencies