ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday said the federal government had no intention to intervene in the provincial matters without any ground.
Addressing a session of the National Assembly, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Law Minister Farogh Naseem’s statement was being garbled and he himself had clarified about the matter he spoke on.
Lashing out at the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) for talking about Sindhu Daish and Pukhtoonistan, he said he did not suspect the PPP’s patriotism but talking like this under pressure was utter foolishness.
He endorsed the PPP leader Khurshid Shah’s statement that his party had always given priority to the federation. “I make this claim that whether it is Sindhi-speaking Sindhi or Urdu-speaking Sindhi they all are patriot,” he maintained.
Lauding sacrifices of Muhajirs, he said it was the community which had a big role in creation of Pakistan and we acknowledge it. Sindh’s role in the past for the country is also acknowledged by all and sundry, he added.
FM Qureshi said it was not suitable that you get carried away and start talking about separatism. He asked the political party to refrain from giving the impression that there was a wave of provincialism in the country.
He also lambasted the opposition parties for dragging the issue of production orders and creating ruckus during the president’s speech on Kashmir a day ago in the joint parliamentary session. He said the protest though was their right but the manner in which it was done was not in good taste.