ISLAMABAD: The Senate will have a detailed briefing today (Thursday) from Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on important foreign policy matters related to the current situation in the Middle East, Afghanistan and other important foreign policy challenges confronting Pakistan.
Senators from opposition parties have been expressing concerns over growing challenges Pakistan has been facing on the foreign policy front, especially recent deterioration of relations with most of its immediate neighbours.
Initiated through an adjournment motion by Senator Attique Sheikh, opposition senators on Wednesday took up the issue of Col (retd) Habib — a retired Pakistan military officer who went missing from Nepal.
Leader of the Opposition Aitzaz Ahsan compared the government’s lethargic response to the matter with actions taken by the Indian External Affairs Ministry in Kulbhushan Jadhav case, calling it an “abject failure on the part of the incumbent government”.
Minister for States and Frontier Regions Gen (retd) Qadir Baloch disclosed that Pakistan could not get ‘concrete evidence’ of the Indian involvement in the retired officer’s missing so far.
“Should we understand that our Foreign Office is exonerating India from this matter?” Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani interrupted the retired general.