Pakistan will continue to support Kashmiris at every forum: PM Imran Khan
ISLAMAABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan will continue to support Kashmiris at every forum.
Addressing a meeting of the spokespersons for the government, he said that he will address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) as the ambassador of Kashmir.
Commenting on the verdict of the Indian Supreme Court, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the world witnessed that India had been lying about normalization of conditions in Occupied Kashmir.
“The Kashmir issue has been highlighted at the international level due to efforts of the government,” he said.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi briefed the meeting about diplomatic links made by the government. The meeting continued for two hours.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting to review progress on New Balakot City Project.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Planning Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Minister for Revenue Hammad Azhar, Chairman NDMA Lt Gen Muhammad Afzal, Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Muhammad Saleem and other senior officials.
The prime minister was apprised about new Balakot City project and the way forward towards addressing legal, administrative and financial issues which stalled steady progress on the project. Strategy to transform new city into a tourism hub and modern business residence city hosting local gemstones mining industry was also discussed.
The prime minister while appreciating the efforts being made to revive the stalled project said that location of the new city carries huge potential for attracting local as well as international tourism and thus would contribute significantly towards national GDP.
Underscoring the need for tapping huge potential of the country in tourism sector, the prime minister said that development of tourism hubs at various tourist sites would not only highlight country’s tourism potential but would also lead to creation of greater job opportunities for the people.
The prime minister directed that public private partnership model should be followed during the development of the new city. He further directed that the issues regarding settlement of claims should be taken up on priority to ensure seamless implementation of the project.