‘Coronavirus creating health, economic problems’
ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi yesterday said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government was determined to build a corruption-free society in the country.
In his video message on the eve of 24th foundation day of the ruling PTI, FM Qureshi sadi said that the government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, was holding transparent and across-the-board accountability.
The foreign minister said that the country achieved numerous successes on diplomatic front under the leadership of PM Imran. He maintained that the government was providing relief to the vulnerable segments of society through Ehsaas programme.
On the occasion FM Qureshi paid rich tribute to the late PIT PTI stalwarts, including Naeemul-Haque and Ahsan Rasheed. He also expressed good wishes to all party leaders, members and workers on this auspicious occasion.
Last year, the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had celebrated its 23rd foundation day in Islamabad with great pump and show.
The main ceremony had been held at the convention centre in which, PTI’s founding chairman and Prime Minister Imran Khan had address the participants.
Strict security measures had been taken to avoid any untoward incident and special passes had been issued to the attendants of the ceremony.
On April 17, the PTI had decided to organize the main ceremony of the party’s foundation day in Islamabad.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said yesterday that coronavirus is also creating economic challenges in the country.
Addressing the US based Pakistanis via video link, he said Pakistan has enhanced the capacity to bring back seven thousand stranded Pakistanis from abroad every week. “This figure will go up in the coming weeks.”
The foreign minister said that it is our utmost endeavour to bring back all the registered sixty thousand stranded Pakistanis before Eidul Fitr. He said ten thousand Pakistanis have already been brought back.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the government has taken the initiatives to protect the poor segments of the society and support the economy at this difficult juncture. He said the support for the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for Covid-19 is also encouraging.
FM Qureshi recognized that the Pakistani community in the United States has always played a very vibrant role and demonstrated large heartedness. He said the entire Pakistani nation is grateful to the contributions made by the Pakistani American during difficult times. The foreign minister said the Coronavirus respects no borders and collective efforts are required to deal with this unprecedented challenge.