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Guests discuss govt moves at Saudi Iftar party


May 15, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The terror attacks on installations and ships in Gulf on Tuesday morning were discussed by the guests extensively while IMF package and asset declaration scheme to whiten the black money on the domestic scene attracted discussion by the guests in the Iftar/dinner hosted by Saudi Ambassador for Pakistan Nawaf Saeed Al-Maliki on Tuesday evening arranged here.

It was attended by large number of guests belonging to various shades of society including elite, diplomats, members of Parliament and political leaders across the divide. Secretary General Moatmar Alme Islami and Leader of Opposition in Senate Raja Muhammad Zafarul Haq, Leader of House in Senate Shibli Faraz, federal ministers Ms. Zubaida Jalal, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, Fawad Chaudhry, Sheikh Rashid Ahmad, MMA leaders Zahid Akram Durrani, Senator Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, Allama Tahir Ashrafi were conspicuous among the guests.

The guests condemned the attack on oil installations and hitting the ships. They expressed solidarity with Ambassador Nawaf Saeed on the incident and expressed the hope that terrorists, who want to disrupt the oil supply in the wake of stands off between the United States and Iran, wouldn’t be successful in their evil designs.

The especially referred to the statement made by Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih who maintained that the Kingdom saw the attacks as a cowardly act of terror aimed at destruction. "Recent attacks in the Gulf and Saudi Arabia are aimed at the world and not just the Kingdom," Al-Falih said, adding: “This attack proves yet again the importance that all sides stand against such destructive terror attacks, including the Iran-backed Huthi militants.”

The guests also discussed new induction in the government by the prime minster and desired that they should work and unlike the ousted ‘people’ shouldn’t prove disaster.

The return of leader of opposition in National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif from London and health of former prime minister and Quaid of the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) were also under discussion widely in the feast.

The guests also discussed whereabouts of former health minister Aamir Kayani who wasn’t seen since his unceremonious removal.

Some guests appreciated the steps taken by new nominated people but they quizzed that how the success could be ensured in the absence of needed confidence of the people in the administration. The masses aren’t willing to pin hopes in the administration due to their nine months experience, they viewed.

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