WASHINGTION (Dunya News) – Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday has said that India discouraged all peace efforts made by Pakistan in the region.
He criticised the neighbouring country in an address at the Pakistani embassy in US. Several representatives of the Pakistani community attended the warm reception of Nawaz on four-day visit.
The PM said that the community’s heart beats for its homeland. During the address, Nawaz stated that the situation in Karachi, Balochistan and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) was not as it was before. He stated that a wave of effective change had started in Pakistan.
Addressing the community, PM Nawaz stated that country was besieged by terrorism when his government came to power with Balochistan in a state of war. Nawaz stated that rather than play the blame game and pointing fingers at previous regimes, his government directed their efforts towards the betterment of the country.
PM Nawaz ascertained that the day was not far when terrorism will be completely uprooted from the country.The PM further stated that his government adopted those priorities that were in line with the sentiments of its citizens.
Speaking on the occasion, the Head of state, in regards to the load shedding issue, stated that a further 3600 MW will be added to the electricity plan by the year 2017. PM Nawaz claimed that his government will eradicate the problem of load shedding before their constitutional term ends.
PM Nawaz stated that every penny of the country was being spent with complete trust and confidence. He also informed that a gas pipeline will be laid down with the cooperation of Russia and China. The PM further stated that the economic development plan will be the source of revolution in the country.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in the United States on Tuesday where he will meet US president Barack Obama and vice president Joe Biden among other leaders. PM Nawaz was given a spectacular welcome upon his arrival.
Accompanying PM Nawaz were the first lady Mrs Kulsoom Nawaz, Prime Minister’s daughter Maryam Nawaz, Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar, Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar among others.
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Before leaving for New York, PM Nawaz had stated no compromise on Pakistan’s nuclear assets was possible. He said that national interest of the country was the top priority of the government.
Talking to media in London before leaving for United States (US), PM Nawaz had said that his visit will improve the relations between the two countries. Nawaz Sharif has stated that the interests of Pakistan will be looked after during his US visit. He told that solid evidence of Indian intelligence agency RAW’s interference in Pakistan has been provided to the United Nations (UN).
Previously Foreign Advisor Sartaj Aziz had stated that US should try to avoid becoming a reason of disparity in the region abd that the national interest and security of Pakistan will never be compromised.
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Meanwhile, Pakistan Ambassador to the United States Jalil Abbas Jilani had made it clear that there was no ‘do more’ policy in place for Pakistan’s nuclear weapons, adding that Pakistan’s nuclear programme is for defensive purpose only.
The Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry had also rejected any the likelihood of any compromises on nuclear programme as part of any dea with the US