ISLAMABAD: “Pakistan will not rollback or it has rolled back its nuclear programme”, said Minister of State for Defence Qayyum Jatoi, talking to journalists in Multan Tuseday. He said “Our missile program, aimed at defence of the motherland, will also continue” he said adding that the country’s defence production will increase to earn foreign exchange.
To a question the minister said although South Punjab was rich in agricultural resources it was kept deprived of basic necessities of life like quality education and quality health facilities. He was of the view that the only way to end its deprivations was to make it a province.
About local governemnt system Abdul Qayyum Jatoi said that it had miserably failed to deliver. “It had ruined the administrative apparatus, so it must be abolished forthwith” he contended.
Commenting on current economic situation, he said the PPP government is capable to resolve the problems of price hike, unemployment, education, health, power shortage and inadequate communication facilities. “ A change will be visible soon” he remarked. Replying to another question the minister said the PPP-PMLN partnership should continue in the overall national interest.