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Foreign Minister calls on Prime Minister

Lahore: Minister for Foreign Affairs Ms Hina Rabbani Khar called on Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf here at the Prime Minister House on Wednesday.
The Foreign Minister apprised the Prime Minister of her meetings during her current visit to New York, where she had gone to attend the United Nations General Assembly session.
She also informed the Prime Minister about her meetings with her counterparts on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
The Foreign Minister apprised the Prime Minister about the passage ofKashmir Resolution as well as the resolution passed by the OIC Contact Group on Kashmir against the blasphemous film, uploaded on Youtube.
The Prime Minister was briefed by the Foreign Minister about the forthcoming visit of Foreign Minister of Russian Federation to Pakistan.
 Meanwhile, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Wednesday said that the government wanted to introduce the latest technology to improve service delivery and efficiency in the government departments.
 He was talking to federal ministers and parliamentarians, who called on him separately here at the Prime Minister House.
The Prime Minister said that introduction of new technology in the agriculture sector and the use of good quality seeds and fertilizers would help increase food production, which was critical to achieve the objective of food security in the country.
It will also help the country in being self-sufficient in staple food, he added.
Minister for National Food Security and Research Mir Israrullah Zehriapprised the Prime Minister about various projects undertaken by his ministry.
The Prime Minister urged Minister for Science and Technology Mir Changez Khan Jamali to ensure provision of the latest laboratories to schools for facilitation of imparting basic scientific education to the students.
He directed the minister to prioritize schools in Balochistan and Sindh while distributing funds and equipment.
The Prime Minister urged the parliamentarians to get in touch with their constituents and address their problems.
 Talking about the flood affected areas, the Prime Minister said that he had ordered the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and the National Highways Authority (NHA) to work in coordination with the provincial governments for early rehabilitation of the flood affectees and reconstruction of damaged road infrastructure in the flood hit areas.
While talking to former AJK Prime Minister Barrister Sultan Mahmood, the Prime Minister reiterated the commitment of the Government of Pakistan to continue its moral, diplomatic and political support to the cause of Kashmir.
Barrister Sultan Mahmood thanked the Prime Minister for the support of the Government and the people of Pakistan.
The parliamentarians, who met the Prime Minister, included members ofthe National Assembly Tariq Shabbir, Tariq Bajwa, Jamshed Dasti, Khanzada Khan and Ambassador at Large Khalil Ahmad.

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