Senate Session, Pakistan Has Clear Position On Two State Solution: FM

Caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani has informed the Senate that Pakistan is committed to two-state solution of the Palestinian conflict based on 1967 borders.

The Caretaker Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani said, the Foreign Ministry had no input in the President's statement on Palestine issue.

He was responding to the point raised by Mian Raza Rabbani in the Senate. Jilani said, Pakistan's position is in line with the United Nations and OIC Resolutions.

Meanwhile, replying to a question during the question hour, the Foreign Minister told the house that about 2.5 million Pakistanis are working in Saudi Arabia.

He said round the clock helpline has been established in the Pakistani Embassy in Riyadh and Consulate General in Jeddah to address their complaints.

The Senate was also informed that Caretaker Government is making all-out efforts to address the problems in the education sector.

During question hour, Caretaker Minister For Education Madad Ali Sindhi regretted that education sector was neglected by successive Governments.

He pointed out that our twenty million children are out of schools. The Minister said Higher Education Commission has also been instructed to keep an eye on quality of education in universities.

Answering another question, Caretaker Minister For Parliamentary Affairs Murtaza Solangi told the House that a Committee has been constituted to elect a new President of Pakistan Hockey Federation.

He also laid before the House the report on 1st biannual monitoring on the implementation of 7th NFC Award.

Leader of the House in Senate, Ishaq Dar said, PML-N has no intention to abolish 18th Amendment and clarification on this point have already been issued by the party leaders including Marriyum Aurangzeb and Irfan Siddiqui.

Later, the house was adjourned to meet again on Friday at 10:30 in the morning.