Minister of Information, Transport and Mass Transit, Sharjeel Inam Memon, stated that the visit of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairman of the People’s Party and Foreign Minister, to Iraq was highly successful. It delivered a positive message aimed at resolving the issues faced by the people of Pakistan.
During a media interaction in the Sindh Assembly.Sharjeel Inam Memon emphasized that the areas of concern highlighted by the leadership of the Pakistan People’s Party, including Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and former President Asif Ali Zardari, align with the major challenges faced by Pakistan.He highlighted that millions of Pakistani pilgrims visit Karbala and Najaf, and steps have been taken to address the longstanding issues they encounter there, it is the duty of leaders to address the problems faced by the people, the people elect their representatives to the assemblies with the expectation that these issues will be resolved.
The focus should not be on criticizing the people’s political preferences but rather on fostering a more respectful and constructive political environment.He expressed that as Foreign Minister, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari accomplished what had been challenging to achieve for several years.
In response to the demands of Pakistani pilgrims, the establishment of a Pakistani Consulate in Najaf is underway and this development brings significant news for the people of the country, particularly the pilgrims. In case Pakistanis encounter any difficulties, the Pakistani consul general and embassy staff will be present to provide assistance and support.
He stated that concrete measures are being also taken to address the challenges faced by Pakistani pilgrims in Karbala, the issues encountered by the pilgrims will be actively resolved, and these steps go beyond mere rhetoric, the government of Iraq passed a bill in its assembly yesterday, demonstrating their commitment.Memon emphasized that a true leader understands the suffering, difficulties, and problems of the people and takes concrete steps to address them.
He welcomed the establishment of the Pakistan-Iraq Business Council and other similar initiatives. He questioned the previous foreign ministers, asking whether they turned a blind eye to the problems faced by the people of Pakistan, mere talk is easy, but the real experiences of those individuals facing difficulties in different countries should be considered. It is indeed the responsibility of the government to alleviate the hardships faced by the Pakistani community in various nations, and this responsibility is being fulfilled by our Foreign Minister, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.
He mentioned that the previous day, one must have heard the speech delivered by former President Asif Ali Zardari at the FPCCI, he highlighted that the most fundamental issue faced by the country is the economy and inflation, the efforts being made are directed towards addressing these concerns for the betterment of the nation, its people, and the business community and this reassures the businessmen that the government is actively working to solve their problems and provide necessary support.Sharjeel Inam Memon further emphasized that the points raised by former President Asif Ali Zardari are indeed valid, he highlighted the importance of reducing interest rates, promoting business consortiums, and establishing industries, the concept of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) aligns with the ideas put forth by former President Asif Ali Zardari. Sharjeel Inam Memon mentioned that during his visit to the United States, Zardari advocated for a shift from aid-based transactions to a focus on trade.