Govt gives special importance to issues related to child healthcare: FM Qureshi

Qureshi lauds Malaysia over firm stance against Kashmir curfew


Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said the present government is taking concrete steps to address the issue of malnutrition and to provide better maternal and child healthcare.
He was talking to Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan who called on him here on Friday. The Foreign Minister pointed out that Prime Minister Imran Khan in his first address to the nation had expressed the commitment to deal with the issue of stunted growth of children. He said dealing with this challenge is our priority.
The Jordanian princess appreciated the government’s Ehsaas Programme for poverty alleviation.
Earlier, Malaysian Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Wira Haji Marzuki bin Haji Yahya called on Shah Mehmood Qureshi and discussed bilateral relations and matters of mutual interests.
The foreign minister apprised the Malaysian deputy foreign minister about the blatant human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.
Qureshi appreciated the bold stance of Malaysia against Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir. He said, “we are thankful to Malaysia for fully supporting Pakistan’s stance on the dispute”.
He thanked the Malaysian government for its principled stance on the pressing issue. The Malaysian deputy foreign minister discussed matters pertaining to the upcoming Kuala Lumpur conference with FM Qureshi as well.
Earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi undertook a visit to Malaysia from Nov 4-5 on the invitation of his Malaysian counterpart Saifuddin Abdullah.
He attended a preparatory meeting on Kuala Lumpur Summit chaired by Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.
Qureshi held separate meetings with the Malaysian foreign minister and minister of economic affairs to discuss bilateral cooperation in trade, investment, halal food, science and technology, human resource and international issues of common interest.

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