Nec­es­sary fa­cil­i­ties be­ing pro­vided to TDPs, NA told

The Financial Daily - - SPORTS & CONTINUATIONS -

ISLAMABAD: Pak­istan has said it has shown re­straint in re­spond­ing to In­dia's ag­gres­sion on Line of Con­trol and Work­ing Bound­ary.

Dur­ing the ques­tion hour in the Na­tional Assem­bly on Fri­day, Com­merce Min­is­ter Khur­ram Dast­gir said Direc­tor Gen­eral Mil­i­tary Oper­a­tions con­tacted his In­dian coun­ter­part to de­vise ways for de-es­ca­la­tion.

He re­gret­ted that the ef­forts were cold shoul­dered.

He said our lead­er­ship has reached out to the global com­mu­nity in an ef­fort to high­light In­dian in­tran­si­gence and bel­liger­ence. He said Pak­istan has nei­ther added nor with­drawn any item from the Neg­a­tive List of 1,209 items traded with In­dia.

To a ques­tion, the com­merce min­is­ter said the pol­icy of hunt­ing per­mits to Arab dig­ni­taries is re­viewed by the govern­ment ev­ery year.

Re­spond­ing to a ques­tion, Par­lia­men­tary Sec­re­tary Raja Javed Ikhlas said steps have been taken to pro­vide med­i­cal and ed­u­ca­tion fa­cil­i­ties to the Tem­po­rary Dis­placed Per­sons of North Waziris­tan. He said a field hos­pi­tal has been es­tab­lished at DHQ Bannu with fifty-five doc­tors and paramed­i­cal staff to pro­vide med­i­cal treat­ment to the TDPs.

Raja Javed Ikhlas said two high schools, one each for boys and girls, have also been es­tab­lished in the TDPs camp Bakka Khel. About three thou­sand stu­dents are get­ting ed­u­ca­tion in these schools.

Re­ply­ing to a point of or­der raised by the leader of the Op­po­si­tion Syed Khur­shid Shah, Min­is­ter for Na­tional Food Se­cu­rity Sikan­dar Bosan said a pol­icy is be­ing for­mu­lated to re­duce cost of pro­duc­tion of dif­fer­ent crops. He said the Prime Min­is­ter has con­sti­tuted a com­mit­tee in this re­gard.

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