Govt not in favour of any deal or relaxation: Qureshi.

MULTAN -- Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Sunday the incumbent government was not in favour of deal or relaxation as it strongly believed that things should move forward as per law. Talking to the media, he said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was an independent institution which was taking action against corrupt elements without any prejudice.

NAB held PTI, PML-N and PPP members accountable without any discrimination, he said, adding the government was not interfering into its matters. The Foreign Minister said the country was passing through a critical juncture as India was trying to isolate Pakistan and put it in black list. He urged Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Shehbaz Sharif to avoid narrow thinking and show more responsibility for country's interest. He said there were and would be political differences between PTI and the two opposition parties but he hoped that both the parties would play their role for development of the country. Responding to a question, Qureshi observed that the Sindh government was neglecting its opposition in distribution of funds and it offered funds to the tune of Rs 200 million to each Member Provincial Assembly hailing from Sindh government but ignored parliamentarians from the Opposition. Similarly, they were also misusing Benazair Income Support Programme (BISP), he observed. About demand for changing BISP name, the FM said it was a legal matter, he said adding that he personally was not in favour of changing the name of BISP.

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