Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – President Arif Alvi has denied any possibility to roll back the 18th Constitutional Amendment, at a time when a discussion is ongoing to overturn it.

The president made the comments in an interview to a private news channel, ruling out the possibility of revoking the amendment that helped devolution to take effect between the federal government and provinces.

President Alvi also negated any possibility of change in foreign policy towards Israel adding that Pakistan enjoys friendly ties with Iran and Turkey.

On a question regarding the recent visit of premier Imran Khan to Saudi Arabia, the president highlighted that the country has benefited from the visit.

‘The Saudi package entails oil supply on deferred payments and ease in the balance of payment. Saudi interest in setting up an oil refinery and mineral exploration in Reko Diq is another vital outcome of the premier’s visit,’ he added.

Responding to a question about the National Action Plan, the president lavished praise on the armed forces for stabilising the security situation of the country especially Karachi.

The president also deplored the ongoing atrocities against innocent Kashmiris in the Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK).