THARPARKER: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Friday that political opponents should shun politics of sit-in and should play their role in the progress of the country.
While speaking to journalists, Iqbal said that Pakistan is competing against the economies of India and other countries of the region. “There are no sit-ins happening in the other countries of the region,” he added. “There are no sit-ins happening in India nor Bangladesh”.
He said that the successful execution of Thar coal project shows that if we work in unity we can achieve success.
“Thar’s coal can provide more energy than Saudi’s oil,” the interior minister said. “We have decided to include Thar coal project in CPEC”.
Responding to a question, the minister said that Pakistan principally stood with Palestine in the United Nations General Assembly yesterday.
“Pakistan is an independent country and it has its independent foreign policy,” Iqbal said. “The entire world supported joint resolution put forwarded by Turkey and Pakistan. We have a deep bond with the people of Palestine.”
The interior minister said that the US should review its foreign policies and should see why the international superpower is being isolated in the international arena.