Bilawal slams government’s ‘failed’ foreign policy

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Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda got into a heated debate with former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on water crisis during National Assembly session on Wednesday.

Discussing the issue of water shortage in Sindh raised by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders, Faisal Vawda accused the former government of stealing Sindh’s share of water.

Taking to the floor, Vawda claimed, “The previous government led by Nawaz had stolen water from Sindh. Nawaz robbed another province of its rights, he said.

PML-N leader, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi then responded, “The federal minister’s allegations that water was stolen from Sindh and Balochistan for Punjab are serious. A parliamentary committee should be formed to probe into the allegations.”

Vawda then said, “I did not mention the name of Punjab and there is no need for a parliamentary committee. I will present a report on this in the House myself.”

“They [PML-N govt] stole massively from every department,” Vawda further insisted.

Abbasi replied, “If you will level allegations then start the investigations from me. If you call us thieves, then I will call you and your father a thief.”

Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Monday criticised what he called the failed foreign policy of the Imran Khan administration.

             Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Wednesday that the government made progress on a four-point agenda, which was presented during a visit to China, adding that positive results emerged out of the Pak-China bilateral meetings.

The foreign minister was addressing a session of the Senate, where he said that there were some misunderstandings about relations with Saudi Arabia. “We tried to dissuade any such misconceptions,” said Qureshi.