PM Louds diligent efforts of ISI for National Security, professional preparedness

PM reiterates resolve to expeditiously complete CPEC projects

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Prime Minister Imran Khan along with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Inter-Services Intelligence Secretariat today.

Director General Inter-Services Intelligence Lieutenant General Faiz Hamid welcomed the dignitaries.

 

A comprehensive briefing was given to the civil and military leadership on the regional and national security situation. The Prime Minister appreciated the diligent efforts of Inter-Services Intelligence for National Security and expressed his satisfaction over professional preparedness.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Minister for Defence Pervez Khattak, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Hussain Chaudhry, Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar were also accompanying the Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Imran Khan launched Ehsaas Saving Wallets (Ehsaas Bachat Bank Account) Initiative at a ceremony in Islamabad on Monday. It is aimed at financial and digital inclusion of women. Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister termed it a very significant program saying financial inclusion of women will help in their mainstreaming and reduce the poverty.

He said through Ehsaas Bachat Bank Account, the women will be able to better utilize the cash assistance being given to them under Ehsaas Program.

The Prime Minister was confident that like other programs of Ehsaas, this will also prove to be a success.

Imran Khan pointed out that Ehsaas Cash Emergency program has been ranked amongst top four social protection interventions by the World Bank.

 

He said in the wake of Covid-19, cash assistance was delivered to the deserving families in the most transparent and apolitical manner. He said if timely assistance was not delivered, the situation arising out of the pandemic would have added to the woes of the poor lot.

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Prime Minister Imran Khan has reaffirmed the highest priority accorded by the government to CPEC and the firm commitment to expeditiously complete CPEC projects.

He was talking to the Ambassador of China in Pakistan Nong Rong, who called on him in Islamabad today.

They discussed bilateral relations, including CPEC, the 70thanniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties, vaccine cooperation, and high-level bilateral exchanges.

The Prime Minister deeply appreciated Chinese leadership and conveyed his warm greetings for President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang.

Emphasizing the time-tested “All-Weather Strategic Co-operative Partnership”, the Prime Minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s deep commitment to further enhance and broaden Pakistan-China ties.

The Prime Minister recalled his earlier telephone conversation with Premier Li Keqiang, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties, which is the reflection of excellent cooperation between Pakistan and China.

 

The Chinese Ambassador extended President Xi Jinping’s invitation to the Prime Minister to participate in the ‘Communist Party of China and World Political Parties Summit’, to be held in July this year.

The Prime Minister graciously accepted the invitation to attend the virtual event.

Ambassador Nong Rong reassured that China will continue to firmly support Pakistan in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and accords high priority to help address Pakistan’s requirements.

It was agreed to continue with the momentum of high-level bilateral exchanges to further solidify strategic cooperative gains between the two countries.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has stressed the need of following guiding principles of Islam to establish justice and get rid of corruption.

He was talking to the Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology Dr. Qibla Ayaz and Council members who called on him in Islamabad today.

The Prime Minister said the journey to the system of the state of Medina is a constant struggle in which the role of all sections of society, including religious leaders, is important.

Prime Minister |Imran Khan said core aim of his political struggle is to serve the poor by applying the principles of the state of Medina.

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