According to details, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi while addressing the Senate session said that there is no doubt that there is uncertainty due to Corona. Pakistan has to face this disaster and we are doing it. I hope we can beat Corona.
The Foreign Minister said that there was no confusion. The situation is clear. Policy has been formulated. The policies that have been formulated include consultation with the provinces. The PPP has a hand in the policies that are being implemented.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Sindh Chief Minister is also a member of NCC. It seems that the solution to this epidemic is lockdown, but not at all. The real solution to the corona is to come up with a vaccine. The situation in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan is also on board. Lockdown is just one part of the solution to the epidemic. Which includes precautionary measures.
He said that the Prime Minister holds daily meetings on the situation in Corona. I respect Sherry Rehman’s statement regarding confusion, I will disagree because a jointly developed vaccine against it can take up to 18 months and even longer.
The Foreign Minister said that no one can deny the importance of Parliament in a parliamentary democracy. It is a national emergency for which the entire federation has to work together. PPP Deputy Chairman Senate says not to convene a meeting. I will take it back. PPP should first unite in its ranks and then talk.
Referring to PPP, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that before PPP they used to be enthusiastic but now there is urgency in PPP. Let’s see the enthusiasm of those who teach democracy today. Don’t worry PPP. We will support
He further said that all the parties have to work together to tackle this epidemic before the PPP can create a consensus within its ranks.
Regarding the 18th Amendment, the Foreign Minister said that we respect the 18th Amendment, it gives you sovereignty. Can the government legislate on things that are not authorized? We have given relief in utility bills. Who are you to give relief?
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that you will try your will and political development but it will not happen. It is said that Sindh is being discriminated against.
Not at all. The federation provided more assistance to Sindh in proportion to the population. There has been no increase with Sindh and there will not be. We were convinced of the principles yesterday and still are today.
He clarified that the government does not want to repeal the 18th amendment. We accept the good aspects of the 18th amendment. We only want to review the weaknesses of the last 10 years.
Referring to the Corona Ordinance, the Foreign Minister said, “We have returned the Sindh government’s ordinance. If you want to do your own thing and do politics, it cannot be done. Prepare We are coming to Sindh after Punjab to prove our mettle.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that PPP did not become the contractor of Sindh. PTI has majority in the capital of Sindh. PPP used to smell of federalism. Let there be difficulties. Today this matter has reached the Supreme Court. Where is the lockdown in Sindh? If the lockdown had been increased, 18 million people would have been unemployed.
Regarding the situation in India, he said that Narendra Modi did not cooperate under the guise of Corona. In a letter to the OIC and foreign ministers of the world, I would ask why the OIC is not talking about Kashmir.