Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has urged major powers not to make the war on terrorism controversial and a victim of their geopolitics.
Speaking in the National Assembly today on the joint statement issued after a meeting between the US President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said the international community should take this menace seriously as it is only through collective efforts that the scourge can be eliminated from the face of the earth.
He regretted that the focus of the world has shifted from terrorism to Ukraine conflict.
The Foreign Minister said Pakistan is the biggest victim of terrorism. It has suffered more casualties than any other country of the world. He said it is in the interest of Pakistan to eliminate terrorism and extremism for peace, stability and prosperity of its own people.
Regarding trials of civilians in military courts, the Foreign Minister said those involved in attacking the military installations and the memorials of martyrs do not deserve any leniency.
He said there are provisions in the law that those involved in such heinous acts be tried in military courts. He said it is responsibility of the parliament, government and the judiciary to establish writ of the state.
The Foreign Minister said we will have to present a roadmap for political and economic stability in the country by also involving the reconcilable opposition members.
He said we will have to agree on bare minimum agenda for the sake of the country.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari thanked Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar for including reconstruction and rehabilitation related projects of the flood affected areas in the budget.
He said inclusion of flood reconstruction in the budget will enhance Pakistan’s credibility in the eyes of world community that Islamabad is serious in its efforts to deal with the issue of climate change.
Later, the House was adjourned to meet tomorrow at eleven in the morning.