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PML-N to oppose motions seeking to de-seat PTI: Dar

ISLAMABAD, Aug 03 (DNA): Ruling PML (N) would oppose motions seeking to de-seat of PTI from the National Assembly.

Speaking in the National Assembly this evening, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar appealed to both JUI (F) and MQM to withdraw their motions as requested to them by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

He said if voting is done tomorrow on the motion, the PML (N) would oppose them.

The Minister expressed the confidence that JUI (F) being an ally of the Government would withdraw its motion. He also appealed to MQM to withdraw its motions so that PTI is allowed to play its parliamentary role.

He said the democratic process should move ahead and all political parties should work together on the national issues.

PTI MNA Arif Alvi appreciated the spirit of the announcement of the Finance Minister.

Earlier, during question hour, the National Assembly was informed that 687 references were filed by National Accountability Bureau in the Accountability courts during the last five years and 309 accused were convicted.

Minister for Law, Pervaiz Rashid informed the House that 2295 inquiries and 801 investigations were held during this period.

To a question, the Minister said that 293 million rupees have been allocated to the Ministry of Law during the current fiscal year. Of this amount 114 million rupees have been allocated for the welfare of the women and children.

Replying to a question, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Shaikh Aftab Ahmad said the government is taking measures to improve the postal services.

He said despite constraints Pakistan Post is the largest service reaching all the far-flung villages and urban areas.

To a question, the Minister of State informed the House that Sukkur Multan Motorway project will be completed in three years at a cost of 240 billion rupees.

He said feasibility study of 265 KMS Peshawar-Kabul motorway project is underway.

Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has said Pakistan wants the resolution of the Kashmir issue according to the aspirations of the Kashmiris in line with the United Nations’ resolutions.

Responding to a call attention notice moved by Dr Shireen Mazari and others, the Minister said the government will continue its moral, diplomatic and political support to the Kashmiris for their just right to self-determination.

He said the international human rights organizations have also expressed concerns and highlighted Indian brutalities on international fora. DNA

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