SIALKOT, Jan 5 (APP)::Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Sunday opposition had showed its
national responsibility over the issue of bill regarding amendment in army act.

Talking to the media, she hoped that all political parties would support the government for the passage of the bill.

She said all political parties should refrain from politicizing the national institutions in the larger national interest.

Replying to a question, she said the government would protect interests of Pakistan first, in the wake of prevailing situation of Middle East.

She said that Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi would give briefing in the Parliament on Monday about the priorities and policy of Pakistan over Middle East Issue. Iran is a brotherly Islamic country, she added.

“No one should disturb peace in the region, if the peace is disturbed then the Afghan peace process would also be ultimately disturbed”, she added.

Dr Firdous said Pakistan had won its generation-to-generation war against terrorism by rendering a large number of sacrifices.

She said armed forces of Pakistan were pride of the nation, adding, the defence of country was in very strong hands.

She said the whole nation stands united against terrorism, insurgency and extremism and was ready to defend every inch of the motherland while battling against terrorism shoulder to shoulder with the armed forces of Pakistan.

The SAPM said Pakistan would continue its frontline role for a durable peace in the region.

The SAPM said oppressed Kashmiri people had been facing lockdown for the last 154 consecutive days and were still eyeing on the United Nations to ensure early implementation of its resolutions regarding their right of self-determination.

She said the whole Pakistani nation stood united with the Kashmiri people in their freedom struggle.

The sun of Kashmiri freedom from Indian yoke would soon rise, she added.

Firdous said Indian had badly crushed all basic, human, religious and freedom rights of Kashmiri people. She said oppressed Kashmiri people were not alone in this very hard time,
adding that 220 million people of Pakistan were with them.

She said Pakistan would take Kashmir Issue to all the international courts, besides highlighting the Issue more effectively at all international fora including the UN Security
Council.

Under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan was becoming a cradle of peace and tolerance as envisioned by Quaid-i-Azam.

All minorities were free to practice their religion in Pakistan as the constitution was guarantor of their rights, she said and added that white colour in national flag represented the minorities.

It was unfortunate that India, created in the name of secularism, was burning in flames of religious biasness and hatred and all minorities were protesting, she added.