Govt will compensate for losses during protests: Fawad

Lahore: Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Monday said the government will compensate for private property damaged or destroyed in the protests after the acquittal of Aasia Bibi following the Supreme Court verdict.

The information minister, addressing the media in Lahore, assured that those involved in vandalism “are being arrested” and the government has issued instructions to identify all such individuals. Chaudhry also said the centre would provide all required support to provincial governments.

The information minister also appreciated the role played by the opposition during the protests by religio-political parties.

Speaking on the prime minister’s visit to China, he said that “a historic pact for strategic partnership” has been signed between the two countries and the delegation would brief the country on their return.

The federal government is also improving ties with the European Union and also developing a strategy on Yemen, added Chaudhry.

The minister lambasted the opposition for misleading people regarding the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and rubbished PML-N’s claims of taking credit for a strong bilateral Pak-China relationship.

AlamulKhabar Pakistan