:Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday said the ‘Kashmir Mission’ of Prime Minister Imran Khan to the United Nations remained successful as all set targets were achieved through an effective diplomacy.
Addressing a press conference after the Federal Cabinet meeting, she said the prime minister had around 70 direct or indirect interactions with world leaders, think tanks and international media during his recent visit to the United States. Moreover, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also held 50 meetings.
The agenda of all the 120 meetings was to expose Indian atrocities over innocent people of occupied Kashmir, she added.
Dr Firdous said many world leaders only came to know the worsening human rights situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) during those meetings and acknowledged Pakistan’s stance in that regard.
She said the prime minister told his cabinet members about setting up of an international English channel by Pakistan, Turkey and Malaysia like BBC to highlight the issues of Muslims and counter Islamophobia in the West by promoting the true ideology of Islam to the world. The special assistant said the prime minister directed the provincial governments to control flour prices and devise abuilding a strong military for the sake of preventing wars .availability.
Dr Firdous said Special Assistant on Health Dr Zafar Mirza had apprised the cabinet about the dengue cases reported in all the provinces.
The prime minister, she said, directed the federal health ministry to provide all-out support to the provinces to control dengue virus, besides taking concrete and preemptive steps to cope with the disease in future.
The special assistant said the cabinet had given in principle approval to the e-commerce policy presented by the Ministry of Commerce.
The commerce ministry officials informed the cabinet about the policy framework, which was formulated in light of the best practices followed by the developed countries. The payment gateway was being developed to promote the e-commerce industry in Pakistan, they added. Dr Firdous said the prime minister told the members that e-commerce sector would play a central role in flourishing economy and providing employment to the youth.
She said an inter-ministerial committee had been set up to ensure uninterrupted supply of Hilal meat and other commodities across the country, and the Ministry of Science and Technology was given the supervisory role in that regard.
The cabinet was informed that the renowned professors had been appointed for the chairs set up in five foreign universities in the past to achieve the education centric goals.
The Ministry of Information told the cabinet that the terms of references had been finalized to conduct the feasibility for the establishment of Media University in the Federal Capital.—APP