Govt to complete its constitutional tenure: Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Monday said that the present government would complete its five years constitutional tenure and the PML-N will be victorious in general election 2018.

Nawaz Sharif had returned to Pakistan from London and faced the cases, he said talking to a private news channel. Despite reservations over the process of Joint Investigation Team, Sharif family had cooperated with the courts, he said.

To a question regarding National Action Plan, he said that NAP was made to wipe out the terrorists

from the country. All the national institutions and political parties had developed consensus on implementation of NAP, he said.

To another question regarding relations with United States, he said that Pakistan wanted to have good

relations with US on equality basis. He made it clear that Pakistan will not accept any dictation. All steps would be taken in larger national interest,he added.

Expressing concerns, he said the United States should investigate about presence of “Daesh” in Afghanistan. Any policy which was isolating Pakistan would fail, he said.

Replying to another question he said that Pakistan’s civil and military leadership are on the same page regarding Afghan policy.

Neither IB compiled MPs’ report, nor PM House directed so: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday said neither the Intelligence Bureau (IB) had compiled any list of lawmakers suspected of having links with any proscribed outfit nor the PM Office issued any letter to the IB in that respect.

Speaking in the National Assembly, the prime minister said the issue was raised during the Cabinet meeting and it was told to the ministers accused of having such links to register a complaint with Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) or move a privilege motion in the National Assembly.

He said the government wanted to know as to who had made that forged document and did not desire to put pressure on media.

Abbasi said the government directed the IB to get a first information report registered in that respect. The IB, he said, issued a press note soon after the said report was aired in media, terming it ‘forged’ and disassociated itself from the report.