Accountability process would continue come what may: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday ruled out any chance of reconciliation with the opposition parties.
“No matter what opposition stages sit-ins or protests, I’ll never give National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) to anyone,” PM Khan said while talking to Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Information Senator Faisal Javed Khan and Senator Zeeshan Khanzada who called on him here.
The meeting discussed the revival of the film and drama industry and the overall political situation of the country including oppositions’ protest also came under discussion. Hitting the opposition parties’ reunion, the Prime Minister said that he has been saying since the very first day that the opposition is united only to save their corruption.
On Friday, Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan had said that all the opposition leaders have gathered at one platform to save their corruption. Addressing the seminar of PTI Lawyers Forum in Islamabad, he had said that opposition parties have only one agenda to halt the process of accountability. “They do not believe in the rule of law in the country.”
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan will continue its efforts towards consensus building and ensuring UN Human Rights Council’s work as guided by principles of universality, impartiality, dialogue and cooperation.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, the Prime Minister commended the role of the Foreign Office and Pakistan’s missions abroad for another diplomatic achievement, enhancing Pakistan’s profile and recognition at the international stage.
Imran Khan said that he is pleased with Pakistan’s re-election to the UN Human Rights Council for another three-year term. The Prime Minister said, “We remain committed to upholding human rights for all, prioritizing advancement of tolerance and constructive engagement. We stand resolute against Islamophobia and in support of mutual respect.”
The Prime Minister said that Pakistan will continue to expose human rights violations committed with impunity by the Indian occupation forces in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said the government is determined for uninterrupted development of merged tribal areas and all financial resources will be provided for the purpose.
The Prime Minister said this while chairing a high-level meeting on the development needs of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, especially the merged areas, and Punjab here on Wednesday.
The Prime Minister said in the past, a large chunk of government resources had been reserved for few areas, while keeping political priorities in view, which adversely impacted the development process in backward areas.
Emphasising on the Provincial Finance Award, Imran Khan said transparent and judicious distribution of revenue at district level is very vital for equal development.
The Prime Minister stressed on provinces to give special attention to empowering district and local governments in terms of revenue collection so that their resources can be utilized for the development of these areas and to provide better facilities there. He directed the provincial governments to look for some out of box solutions to enhance their income.
The meeting also discussed the issue of net hydel profit payable to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab and a working group has been constituted to resolve this matter in an amicable way. – TLTP

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