Khursheed Shah says Pakistan’s foreign policy failed to make an impact

SUKKUR: Opposition Leader Khursheed Shah on Tuesday criticised the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) for not appointing a foreign minister earlier on in its tenure.

While speaking to media in Sukkur, Shah said that “Now, the failure of foreign policies has come to the forefront.” The country’s foreign police failed to make an impact, he remarked.

Shah said that Pakistan has been fighting terrorists from the start yet it is being called a ‘terrorist’ state.

Speaking about former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, he said that Nawaz had earlier said that he will accept the verdict of the court. However, now Nawaz is backtracking from his statement, he added,

Shah also said that Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has worked tremendously to improve the lives of people in Sindh. “People’s incomes witnessed a 125 per cent increase under the PPP government,” he claimed.

On Sunday, Shah had said that Pakistan has paid a heavy price in the war against terrorism while addressing an Eid gathering in Sukkur.

“Pakistan has been fighting terrorism from the start. We need to remind the world regarding Pakistan’s sacrifices in the war against terrorism,” remarked the PPP leader.

About 20,000 soldiers and 60,000 civilians have lost their lives in the fight against terrorism, he pointed out.

“We need to think why the United States is always threatening Pakistan,” he claimed.