PM visits Thar Monday to meet drought-affected people: Pervaiz

ISLAMABAD, Mar 9 (APP): Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Sunday said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had cancelled important engagements and would visit Tharparkar on Monday to meet drought-affected people. Talking to various private news channels, he said Thar was part of the country and the Federal Government considered it an utmost duty to ensure relief and rescue of people of the area.
He said National Disaster Management Authority and Pakistan Army were already providing assistance to the affected people as the Prime Minister took immediate notice and action on the news when the tragedy came to the fore.
To a question, the minister said the Federal Government would assist the Sindh Government and would not do politics on the issue.
On a query, Senator Pervaiz Rashid said dialogue with Taliban was the priority of the Federal Government and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government had also been included in the committee.
Responding to a question, the minister said he had no information regarding the opening of a Taliban office.

Source: APP