Reiterates Pakistan’s principaled stands not to allow USA to use bases against Afghanistan
President Dr Arif Alvi has urged the international community to take serious note of the recent incidents of illegal selling of Uranium in black market in India as such radioactive material can fall into the wrong hands endangering human lives and security of the nations.
He deplored that such an important incident had been ignored in the international media.
He reiterated Pakistan’s principled stance that it would not allow USA to use its bases against Afghanistan.
The President made these remarks during an interactive session with the military officers from 12 foreign countries, who are currently undergoing National Security Workshop Course at National Defence University, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Friday.
Addressing the participants of the course, the President highlighted Pakistan’s success story against the war on terror, saying the Armed Forces and the Law Enforcement Agencies of the country had successfully defeated terrorism.
Regarding Afghanistan, he informed the participants that Pakistan was making serious efforts to promote peace and stability in Afghanistan as it would be the major beneficiary of a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.
The President briefed the participants about the achievements of the country, stating that the Prime Minister Imran Khan took a compassionate and smart decision by not enforcing total lockdown during the pandemic and provided emergency cash relief, under the Ehsaas Program, to over 15 million families to save them from poverty and hunger.
He went on to say that Pakistan successfully handled the pandemic due to the cooperation of religious leaders and media as well as the entire nation which showed exemplary discipline during the pandemic.
The President apprised that Pakistan was moving in the right direction and was poised to become a geo-economic hub of the region by utilizing its special geo-economic location to boost regional trade and encourage economic integration.
He said that Pakistan was focusing on the development of IT sector and taking practical measures and training its youth to enhance IT exports.
He stated that his country was closely working with China to promote regional connectivity and economic cooperation among countries of the region.
He reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to further expand and consolidate economic, political and cultural relations with all friendly countries, particularly countries of the region.