Prime Minister trusts in religious scholars to continue playing role for promotion of Islamic values

Islamabad, October 13, 2020 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed the confidence that religious scholars will continue to play their pivotal role for promotion of Islamic values, meet the contemporary challenges and check sectarianism in the country. He was talking to prominent religious personalities from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Islamabad today (Monday).

The Prime Minister stressed that it is important to project the social, cultural and religious values of society to meet the contemporary challenges. In this regard, the religious scholars have an important role. He noted that the religious scholars have always fulfilled the responsibility of guiding the nation and the government in difficult times. The Prime Minister was confident that the religious personalities will continue to support government’s efforts against COVID-19 and provide guidance to the people to stay safe from the pandemic.

Delegation of National Commission for Minorities calls on PM in Islamabad

Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for collective efforts to foil the sordid designs of anti-state elements bent upon instigating chaos in the country under the garb of religion. He was talking to a delegation of National Commission for Minorities headed by its Chairman Chela Ram Kewlani in Islamabad today (Monday).

Imran Khan said interfaith harmony is need of the hour. He hoped that the National Commission for Minorities would play its role in this regard. The Prime Minister said the government is committed to protect the constitutional and legal rights of the minorities’ community.

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Foreign Minister stresses for promoting Digital Diplomacy

Islamabad, October 13, 2020 (PPI-OT): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has stressed the need for promoting Digital Diplomacy in projecting the positive image of the country. He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of new media center at Foreign Office, in Islamabad today (Monday).

The Minister said success of modern diplomacy is impossible without the robust engagement of media with the foreign office. He urged the media to play active role in countering negative propaganda of the enemy and fake news against Pakistan. The Foreign Minister said to deal with the challenges of foreign diplomacy, we need to improve our communication with the world at all fora.

He said due to proactive role of Foreign Office, Pakistan’s narrative on Kashmir is being acknowledged at international level including European Parliament and world press. He said due to this role, now Pakistan is being viewed as the solution, not the problem and entire world is recognizing the positive role of Pakistan in Afghan peace process.

While conveying serious concerns over India’s state-terrorism in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said media should play its due role in collaboration with the Foreign Office in exposing the real face of India to the world. He said utilizing the media’s power in modern world, we need to thwart Indian blame game aimed at diverting the world attention from the core issue of Kashmir.

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Prime Minister approves request to relinquish additional portfolio of SAPM on Information: Asim

Islamabad, October 13, 2020 (PPI-OT): Chairman CPEC Authority Asim Saleem Bajwa says Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved his request to relinquish the additional portfolio of Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting. He said this in a tweet today (Monday).

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Report of Human Rights Watch exposes Indian atrocities in IIOJ and K: FO

Islamabad, October 13, 2020 (PPI-OT): Foreign Office says the latest report of Human Rights Watch has exposed Indian atrocities in Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and discriminatory attitude towards the minorities in India. Talking to Radio Pakistan, foreign office spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said the prevailing situation in IIOJ and K is worsening day by day and since August 5 last year Indian forces have been using every brutal tool against the Kashmiris.

He said amnesty International has closed its offices in India so, it is not right to say that international community is not taking notice of Kashmir dispute. He said today, India is losing in IIOJ and K and its policies in the valley have completely failed.

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Modi-led macabre dance of death continues to haunt IIOJK

Srinagar, October 13, 2020 (PPI-OT): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, with 211 killings including 11 in custody from 1st January till 30th September 2020, the Modi-led fascist Indian government has broken all records of brutalities against the innocent Kashmiris.

A research report released by Kashmir Media Service, today, said that more than 600 youth were subjected to ruthless torture while 134 were injured by pellets during the period. The troops arrested 2,635 civilians and razed 910 houses and structures to the ground to render the Kashmiris economically more vulnerable.

It was only on yesterday, the report added, when the troops not only martyred two more youth, injured dozens and razed many houses to rubbles during an operation in none other than Srinagar, the capital city of the occupied territory.

The troops blasted houses with inflammable chemical and the fire swept across huge area burning what came into its way to ashes. Besides, scores of people including Jammu and Kashmir Social Youth Forum Chief Coordinator Tawseef Ahmad and Srinagar President Muhammad Faisal were showered with pellets during the protests against the killing in the city.

Having cited the figures, the report said that Indian brutalities had turned Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir into a living hell as people are deprived of all fundamental rights. The report while asking how long the Kashmiris would be relentlessly killed by brutal Indian troops urged the world to come to rescue them from the macabre dance of death unleashed by fascist RSS-BJP nexus in India.

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DFP, JKNF and others urge world to help stop genocide of IIOJK youth

Srinagar, October 13, 2020 (PPI-OT): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, voicing serious concern over the continued bloodshed in the territory, Democratic Freedom Party, Jammu and Kashmir National Front and others have urged the international community to help stop systematic genocide of Kashmiri youth by the brutal Indian forces.

In a statement issued in Srinagar, a spokesman for the DFP while condemning the recent killing spree in Srinagar, Shopian and other areas of the valley said, “Innocent and highly educated youth were being target-killed during siege and search operations while residential houses were put on fire deliberately to destroy the Kashmiris’ economy”.

Terming it as a part of India’s conspiracy he said that the massacre of Kashmiri youth by the occupational forces was meant to convert the Muslim-majority status of Kashmir into a minority. Reiterating Kashmiris’ pledge to take the ongoing liberation struggle to its logical end, he said that such mean tactics by the Indian government would not deter the valiant people of Kashmir from pursuing their collective cause for which they have rendered matchless sacrifices. The spokesman said that the fast deteriorating situation in Kashmir poses a serious threat to the peace in the region.

Jammu and Kashmir National Front on Tuesday expressed its serious concern over the killing of Kashmiri youth by Indian forces. The JKNF spokesman while condemning the recent killings in Srinagar, said, “There has been immense rise in the incidents of state-sponsored terrorism in Kashmir.”

The spokesman said, “The Indian state was deeply involved in the genocide and ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Muslims”. Referring to the recent incidents of violence in which dozens of Kashmiri youth were martyred by the troops he urged the world community to prevent bloodbath of innocent civilians in IIOJK.

Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement while condemning the killings in a statement said that people of Kashmir continued to carry forward their resistance against India’s illegal occupation. Meanwhile, Tehreek-e-Istiqlal Vice Chairman in a statement while paying tributes to the Srinagar martyrs reiterated the Kashmiris’ resolve to continue to the martyrs’ mission till its logical conclusion.

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Protest against Indian state terrorism in Srinagar

Srinagar, October 13, 2020 (PPI-OT): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, people staged protest demonstrations in Srinagar against the rising Indian state terrorism in the territory. Massive protests rocked Rawalpora area of Srinagar after Indian troops deployed on the road thrashed two local youth without any reason.

The locals blocked the road at Main Chowk, Rawalpora, against the incident. “We are protesting against the unjustified thrashing of our boys. We want action against these Indian soldiers who beat up our children mercilessly,” the protesting locals said. The injured youth were shifted to hospital for treatment.

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