Constitutional amendments needed to form south Punjab province: Qureshi

Published: May 15, 2019
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We will hold logical discussions with like minded political parties to push the agenda, says foreign minister. PHOTO: FILE

We will hold logical discussions with like minded political parties to push the agenda, says foreign minister. PHOTO: FILE

MULTAN: 

to support us as it is in our joint interests and part of the PTI manifesto,” he said, adding that he had also requested the PML-N to support the bill. “I am hopeful they will review their attitude on it [the constitutional amendment bill].”

Speaking about other issues at the press conference, the foreign minister said that entire nation and all the political parties were united on the minimum deterrence, the Kashmir issue and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

“Conspiracies are being hatched to damage the Pakistan-China relations but these [conspiracies] will not succeed,” he said. When asked about the reports of “sham marriages”, he said: “The issue of marriages of some Chinese in Pakistan will be solved soon as both the foreign offices are working on it.”

About the recently-announced amnesty scheme, the minister said that scheme had not been launched to generate revenue as it happened in the past, but “it is aimed at expanding the tax base and make the economy documented”.

 

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