PESHAWAR: Federal Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Allama Noorul Haq Qadri says the U-turns of Prime Minister Imran Khan doesn’t constitute falsehood, rather it means that he is politically astute.

Talking to media persons in Quetta on Sunday, Noorul Haq Qadri said the all parties conference (APC) called by the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has no importance. He said the Maulana must fulfil his desire of calling the APC, but it will achieve nothing.

The minister said the government will continue its efforts for betterment of the country’s people. He said the registration of Madaris (religious seminaries) is a good step by the government.

Earlier, addressing a function, Noorul Haq Qadri said Islam teaches us to serve humanity. He said every help must be extended to the poor people.

The JUI-F chief has called the opposition APC on June 26. Maulana Fazlur Rehman said on Saturday that the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif will attend the opposition parties’ moot.

The major agenda of the opposition parties’ meeting will be to devise protest strategy against the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and change of Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani. The opposition leaders will also make planning for preventing the passage of the Federal Budget 2019-20.

The opposition leaders had decided to convene an all parties conference in an Iftar dinner hosted by the Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

Maulana Fazlur Rehman has also met the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Sirajul Haq and other leaders and invited them to attend the all parties conference. The meeting was held on Saturday in Islamabad in which policies of the government and the ongoing protest of the JI against price hike came also under discussion.


KP govt to hire 25,000 more teachers

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Local Government Shahram Khan Tarakai has said that the provincial government has allocated Rs62 billion for development and prosperity of tribal districts.

Addressing a function in Peshawar on Sunday, the minister said special priority has been given in the KP budget to development of backward districts of the province.

Mr Tarakai said Rs8 million has been allocated for provision of free medical treatment to cancer patients in the province. He said 25,000 teachers will be appointed by the KP government and 6,000 additional classrooms will be built in government schools.