Govt to devise foreign policy that safeguards national interest: Shehryar Afridi

Afridi reiterates that PTI govt prioritises national interest over pleasing the west


Our Correspondent November 22, 2018
Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi announced that the federal government is devising a foreign policy that would safeguard Pakistan's interests, Express News reported on Thursday.

Addressing a ceremony in Islamabad, Afridi reiterated that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government prioritises national interest over pleasing the west.

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"Unlike previous governments, our strategy entails preserving the country's interests and our first 100-day plan focuses on the same," said Afridi.

Elaborating further, he stated that the government has worked towards improving civil-military relations.

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The minister added that development in Gilgit-Baltistan and Balochistan are crucial for the nation to progress. He quoted that he spent over two hours waiting at the Afghan border to receive SP Tahir Dawar's body, and underscored that manning the country's interests are a collective effort.

On the occasion, Afridi stressed the media to play its role in safeguarding national security.

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