Necessary facilities being provided to TDPs, NA told
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 He said Pakistan has neither added nor withdrawn any item from the Negative List of 1,209 items traded with India.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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