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Pakistan Will ot rollback Nuclear programme

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.

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Azhar Masood

Azhar Masood is Controller of News in PTV, and Chief Instructor of PTV Academy, working for Arab News. He has Covered Iraq War from Baghdad for CNN, BBC, FOX News, and Al-Jazeera and other regional channels. He covered conflict in Bosnia Herzegovina. He interviewed Yasir Arafat of Palestine, Paul Wolfoweit, Prime Minister Jean Ghteyan of Canada, Dr. Amar Musa of Egypt, Mr. Haris Slajic, Prime Minister of Bosnia Dr. Akbar Ali Vallayati, former Foreign Minister of Iran, President Kumaratunge of Sri Lanka, Mr. Kumar Su Bramanyem, Director of National Defence Institute of India, Mr. Hamid Karzai President of Afghanistan, Dr. Ahmad Chalabi of Iraq National Congress, Mr. Hoshyar Zubari, Vice President Kurdish Democratic Party of Iraq

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