ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Cabinet has decided to send medical aid to Palestine on humanitarian grounds in view of the medical emergency faced by the Palestinians as a result of Israeli aggression.
Briefing the media persons about the decisions taken in the Cabinet meeting, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has provided leadership to the Muslim Ummah from day one on the Palestine issue.
The minister said that Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah laid the foundation of Pakistan’s policy on Palestine and Imran Khan is now the trustee of it. He said the Palestinian leadership also acknowledges Pakistan’s firm stance on the matter.
The information minister said that the nation will observe solidarity day with the Palestinians on Friday.
Chaudhary Fawad Hussain said that the Cabinet was also briefed about the investigation into the Rawalpindi Ring Road project. He said that the preliminary investigation reveals that the alignment of the project was changed to benefit some Housing Societies.
However, he said that the investigation carried out so far shows that no minister or advisor is involved in it.
The minister said that Zulfi Bukhari resigned as the Special Assistant on Overseas Pakistanis on high moral ground and he has no link with the issue. He said that the Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan also does not own any land in the area.
Referring to electoral reforms, the information minister said that the government is committed to introduce Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) to ensure transparency in elections and give right of vote to Overseas Pakistanis.
The interior minister regretted that the opposition is not serious in electoral reforms and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) have not made their position clear on the right to franchise to Overseas Pakistanis.