February, 23, 2024

Kakar Urges Resource Exploration and Justice System Reforms

Infostani International: Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar emphasized collaborative efforts for oil and gas exploration at the Petroleum Conference. He highlighted Pakistan’s abundant resources and the government’s commitment to support infrastructure, logistics, and security. In a TV program, he stressed criminal justice reforms, addressed Balochistan’s terrorism concerns, and reiterated Pakistan’s support for a two-state solution in Palestine.

Prime Minister Kakar Advocates for Energy Exploration and Criminal Justice Reforms: Highlights from Petroleum Conference and TV Program

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar emphasized the need for concerted efforts to explore onshore and offshore oil and gas reserves, stating that the country possesses an abundance of natural resources to meet domestic and industrial needs. Speaking at the Petroleum Conference as the chief guest, the prime minister affirmed the government’s readiness to contribute to infrastructure development, logistics, and security to strengthen oil and gas exploration and production efforts.

The conference, organized by the Ministry of Petroleum, had Chief of the Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir as the guest of honor. Mr. Kakar expressed that the conference reflected a collective commitment to fully utilize the immense mineral potential, ensuring energy self-sufficiency and transforming Pakistan into a regional energy exporter. He commended the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) and the Federal Ministry of Energy for creating an investor-friendly environment by streamlining regulations and procedures.

International Recognition for Pakistan’s Petroleum Sector Efforts and Prime Minister’s Call for Criminal Justice Reforms

Ali Taha Al-Temimi, Country Manager of Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company, appreciated the Pakistan government’s efforts in bringing stakeholders together to formulate policy recommendations and boost investment in the petroleum sector. Provincial chief ministers, the minister for energy, the petroleum secretary, government representatives, policymakers, foreign and domestic investors from the energy and petroleum sector, and international delegates also attended the conference.

Earlier, in a private TV program, PM Kakar highlighted the constitutional mandate of parliament for legislation and stressed the need for reforms in the criminal justice system. He pointed out the low conviction rate and emphasized the responsibility of political parties and lawmakers to improve the system through effective legislation.

Kakar Urges Resource Exploration and Justice System Reforms
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Prime Minister Kakar Advocates Anti-Terror Measures and Justice System Reforms in Balochistan

Addressing a question about terrorist groups in Balochistan, the prime minister asserted that non-state actors had no right to unleash violence, and the state had the responsibility to counter such acts of terror. He emphasized the need to improve the criminal justice system, particularly its lower tiers, to expedite the rate of conviction.

Mr. Kakar expressed concern over terrorist attacks in Balochistan, mentioning incidents like the coastal highway and Turbat police station attacks. He stated that all these terrorist outfits, including the banned TTP and Ahrar, BLA, and BLF, use violence as a tool to create terror and kill innocent people.

Prime Minister Affirms Pakistan’s Stance on the Middle East Situation and Palestine Issue

Regarding the Middle East situation, the prime minister highlighted the complex challenge and Pakistan’s stance on the situation in Gaza. He reiterated Pakistan’s support for a two-state solution with an independent Palestine state based on pre-June 1967 borders, with Al Quds al Shareef as its capital, aligning with the unanimous stance of the Muslim world.

He expressed regret over unjust criticism for referring to Quaid-i-Azam’s views on Palestine, clarifying that Pakistan had not deviated from its principled stand on the Palestine issue.