President Trump asked me to be go-between Iran, US: PM

Prime Minister Imran decides to form committee for talks with JUI-F

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said President Donald Trump had asked him to be a go-between Iran and the United States. In a brief interview with the American news channel, Imran Khan told that he spoke to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani when he was in Iran about the US offer and that’s an evolving situation. Let’s see if it gets anywhere, he remarked. The US is a little bit more complicated, so I won’t go into too many details until there’s some response from both sides. What I like about him [Donald Trump] is he does not believe in wars, Imran Khan said.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday presided over a meeting of the party’s core committee and decided to form a committee for dialogues with Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman. The committee headed by Defense Minister Pervaiz Khattak will hold dialogues with Maulana Fazlur Rehman. The PTI’s core committee also decided to hold local bodies elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The meeting was attended by Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan, Governors, federal ministers and senior party leaders. During the meeting, matters pertaining to the country’s political, economic situation and rising inflation came under discussion. The prime minister took the participants in confidence over his recent visits to Saudi Arabia, Iran and China. The meeting also discussed matters relating to the dissolution of the party’s provincial bodies.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will launch Kamyab Jawan Program today for the welfare of youth across the country. The ceremony will be held at the Convention Centre Islamabad. The federal authorities have completed preparations for the formal inauguration of the program. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar has become active for the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) lending programme’s success and held various prominent leaders including Asad Umar, Jehangir Tareen, Faisal Javed and others.

The meetings were held to discuss the final preparations of the inauguration ceremony which is likely to be attended by the central leadership of ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), federal and provincial ministers and youth. This program comprises two categories: In the first category, the youth will be provided with loans from 100,000 to 500,000 rupees to start their business whilst in the second category, the youth will be provided with loans from 500,000 to five million rupees.

On the other hand, Usman Dar in his media interaction has said in past, there was no proper mechanism to uplift the country s youth. He said the incumbent government has designed the National Youth Development Framework to mainstream the youth on an equal level. Usman Dar said the government also devised state of the art digital platform for the youth to help them achieve their goals of a bright future. He said National Youth Council has also been set up for the first time at government level.

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