Desire for peace not to be misconstrued as weakness, says PM

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan wanted good relations with neighbors but the desire for peace should not be considered a weakness.

Addressing the passing out ceremony of the 117th Midshipman and 25th Short Service Commission Course at Pakistan Naval Academy Karachi, the prime minister said that he was proud of the Pakistan Army for making the country’s defense impregnable, adding that the navy had played an important role in safeguarding the maritime borders.

While at the naval ceremony, the premier expressed happiness over witnessing female cadets in the parade, and said that they were the guiding light for all Pakistani women.

The premier is on a one-day visit to Karachi where he held meetings with Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan’s (MQM-P) leadership as well as with the provincial leadership of his party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

He also met with Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah.

PM Shehbaz discussed the political and development situation in a meeting with CM Sindh and urged provision of basic facilities to the people of the province.

The MQM-P delegation, during the meeting with the premier, urged the appointment of a governor in the province, while emphasis upon the implementation of the agreement with Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) was also laid by Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, MQM-P convener. Federal Minister for Information and Technology Aminul Haque, along with senior party leadership, attended the meeting.

After his political meetings, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif travelled to Nawabshah to condole with former president and PPP co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari on the demise of his mother.

Foreign Minister and Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, along with Yousaf Raza Gillani, National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf, Naveed Qamar and Shazia Marri were also present at the moment.

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