Saudi CGS condoles with COAS on loss of precious lives in helicopter crash

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Jawed Bajwa received telephone call from Chief of General Staff of Saudi Arabia General Fayyadh Bin Hamid Al-Ruwaili on Saturday.The Saudi Chief of General Staff expressed deepest condolences over tragic loss of precio…

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Jawed Bajwa received telephone call from Chief of General Staff of Saudi Arabia General Fayyadh Bin Hamid Al-Ruwaili on Saturday.

The Saudi Chief of General Staff expressed deepest condolences over tragic loss of precious lives due to helicopter crash in Labella.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Pakistan strongly condemns Israeli air strikes on Gaza

Pakistan has strongly condemned recent air strikes by Israel on Gaza that resulted in deaths including of a 5-year old girl, and injuries to so many innocent Palestinians.In a press release, Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar said the latest spa…

Pakistan has strongly condemned recent air strikes by Israel on Gaza that resulted in deaths including of a 5-year old girl, and injuries to so many innocent Palestinians.

In a press release, Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar said the latest spate of aggression is typical of the Israeli atrocities, illegal actions and indiscriminate use of force against innocent Palestinians over the decades in complete defiance of international human rights and humanitarian laws.

He said Pakistan calls upon the international community to urge Israel to put an immediate end to the blatant use of force and flagrant violations of human rights of the Palestinian people. It is imperative to immediately stop the aggression.

The spokesperson said we renew our call for a viable, independent and contiguous Palestinian State, with pre-1967 borders, and Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital being the only just, comprehensive and lasting solution of the Palestinian question, in accordance with the relevant United Nations and OIC resolutions.

Source: Radio Pakistan

10 Palestinians, including senior Islamic Jihad leader martyred in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza

In Gaza, at least ten Palestinians including a Commander of the Islamic Jihad group have been martyred in Israeli air strikes. The attacks follows the arrest of senior Palestinian leader Bassam al-Saudi in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin.Hamas has…

In Gaza, at least ten Palestinians including a Commander of the Islamic Jihad group have been martyred in Israeli air strikes. The attacks follows the arrest of senior Palestinian leader Bassam al-Saudi in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin.

Hamas has termed this attack as a brutal crime and massacre done by the Israeli occupation against Palestinians.

A senior official for Hamas Ghazi Hamad said there is “no justification” for the attacks and Palestinian factions have the right to defend themselves and “protect” their people.

Source: Radio Pakistan

PM establishes relief fund for assistance of flood affected people

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has established a relief fund for assistance of flood affected people.In a statement, the Prime Minister made a fervent appeal to the people, especially the philanthropists, to generously help the people affected by the fl…

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has established a relief fund for assistance of flood affected people.

In a statement, the Prime Minister made a fervent appeal to the people, especially the philanthropists, to generously help the people affected by the floods.

Alluding to the devastation caused by floods due to unprecedented rains, he said there has been an extraordinary destruction in Balochistan whilst immense losses have also been caused in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab.

The Prime Minister said despite difficult economic situation, the government has immediately released five billion rupees for the flood victims.

He said there is a need to help the flood affected brothers, sisters and children with the spirit of ‘Ansar-i-Madina’.

The cash assistance for the flood victims can be deposited in Prime Minister’s Relief Fund 2022 Account No. ‘G-12164’

The federal government has already declared emergency in the flood ravaged areas while the provincial governments have also been asked to declare the affected areas as calamity hit so that relief activities can be further accelerated.

Source: Radio Pakistan

Foreign Secretary urges world to press upon India to halt HR abuses in IIOJK

Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood has urged the world to press upon India to halt human rights abuses and rescind illegal actions of August 5, 2019 in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.The foreign secretary, talking to the heads of the res…

Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood has urged the world to press upon India to halt human rights abuses and rescind illegal actions of August 5, 2019 in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The foreign secretary, talking to the heads of the resident OIC, P5 and EU Missions in Islamabad, also sought the world’s role to press upon India to let the Kashmiris exercise their right to self-determination in accordance with the relevant UNSC Resolutions.

During the briefing, he apprised the envoys about the latest situation in IIOJK after August 5, 2019.

Source: Radio Pakistan

PM strongly condemns Israeli airstrikes in Gaza

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has strongly condemned Israeli airstrikes in Gaza which martyred ten Palestinians, including a five year old girl.In a tweet today [Saturday], the Prime Minister described it as a latest act of Israeli terrorism.Shehbaz Sh…

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has strongly condemned Israeli airstrikes in Gaza which martyred ten Palestinians, including a five year old girl.

In a tweet today [Saturday], the Prime Minister described it as a latest act of Israeli terrorism.

Shehbaz Sharif said if impunity and barbarism had a face, it would have been that of Israel which has targeted Palestinians without any care for consequences.

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FM writes letters to UN heads highlighting Kashmir issue in wake of India’s illegal actions

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in a letter to the Presidents of the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly has invited their attention towards the alarming situation in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir in the wake …

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in a letter to the Presidents of the United Nations Security Council and General Assembly has invited their attention towards the alarming situation in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of India's illegal and unilateral actions of 5th August 2019.

The letter emphasizes that the illegal measures taken by India three years ago constitute a flagrant violation of international law including the UN Charter and the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

The Foreign Minister also underscored that as part of its brutal colonial enterprise to deny the right of self-determination to the Kashmiri people, India has resorted to a series of illegal actions, gross and widespread violations of human rights, and other crimes, including extra-judicial killings of innocent Kashmiris in fake encounters.

He also highlighted that the illegal demographic changes being undertaken by India in the occupied territory are also in gross violation of international law including the 4th Geneva Convention.

The Foreign Minister recalled that the only legal basis for the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is the UNSC resolutions, stipulating that the final disposition of the State of Jammu and Kashmir is to be decided by its people through the democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite conducted under the auspices of the UN.

Source: Radio Pakistan

PACF dispatches 15,390 tons of humanitarian, relief consignments to Afghanistan

A total of 15,390 tons of humanitarian and relief consignments have been so far dispatched to Afghanistan under the Pak-Afghan Cooperation Forum’s arrangements.According to a press release issued in Islamabad on Saturday, the humanitarian assistance wa…

A total of 15,390 tons of humanitarian and relief consignments have been so far dispatched to Afghanistan under the Pak-Afghan Cooperation Forum’s arrangements.

According to a press release issued in Islamabad on Saturday, the humanitarian assistance was sent via 83 convoys, including 743 trucks and four C-130 flights.

The latest truckload carrying 17 tons of food items for the flood-affected Afghan people of Kandahar was handed over to Afghan authorities at Chaman border crossing yesterday.

The relief assistance was donated by Al-Khidmat Foundation.

Source: Radio Pakistan