Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Information and Culture, Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that our national interests were supreme to us and would never compromise on it with any power of the world including the USA.
He said that they wanted to maintain good relationship with all countries of the world on the basis of equality adding that they would appreciate whole-heartedly the support of all countries and the donor agencies in various sectors.
This he said, while giving away a cheque of Rs. 01 million to the President of Swat Press Club, Fayaz Zafar at Peshawar, the other day. Director Information Shuaib ud Din was also present on this occasion.
The Information Minister called upon the USA to reconsider its policies particularly regarding Drone attacks as it were badly affecting its image in public and the world-over. He added that it would not only create panic and provocation but also prove helpful in strengthening the terrorists and militants. The Drone technology should be shared with Pakistan for better results, he said.
Mian Iftikhar said that no country has the right to interfere in the affairs of other countries but each country should honour the internal independence and autonomy of others. While referring to the restoration of NATO supply, he said that they would accept every decision of the parliament in this regard as it was the supreme institution of the country. He, however, opined that restoration of NATO supply should be conditional.
The minister while expressing regarding restoration of peace in the province particularly Malakand Division, maintained that large scale migration of the people of Malakand Division for peace and restoration of peace and return of Malakand IDPs in shortest time, was a success story in the history of the world. It became possible due to the active support of the people, effective action of the security forces and peace-loving elements, he furthered.
The Information Minister continued that the Pakhtuns love their religion from the core of heart, therefore, they have always been deceived in the name of religion adding that it was for the first time in the five thousand years Pakhtoons’ history, the real face of the sinister elements was unveiled who were using the name of Islam for their vested interests. It was the big achievement of the provincial government to portray the enemies of Pakhtuns, he concluded.
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