Islamabad, Oct 11 (KMS): Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari Thursday lashed out at Indian security forces in held Kashmir for brutally assaulting children in the valley.
While commenting on a tweet by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore, the minister lamented that the world body showed no concern “over the continuing brutal attacks on Kashmiri children by an Indian Occupation Force blinding them by using pellet guns and incarceration them in prisons across India”. »

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Islamabad, Oct 11 (KMS): Kashmir Solidarity Day will be observed across country today to highlight Indian atrocities in the occupied valley.
A meeting chaired by Minister for Kashmir Affairs Ali Amin Gandapur in Islamabad on Thursday reviewed the arrangements to observe the day. In his remarks, Gandapur said a human chain will be formed at D-Chowk to express solidarity with the Kashmiri people. He said the fascist face of Modi government will be exposed at every forum. He said Pakistan is pursuing an effective diplomacy on Kashmir dispute and the country will continue its efforts till the Kashmiris get their right to self-determination. »

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Islamabad, Oct 11 (KMS): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged the international community including the United Kingdom to play role in lifting the curfew in Occupied Kashmir.
Talking to British High Commissioner Thomas Drew in Islamabad, he said heinous human rights violations are being perpetrated by the Indian forces in the held valley.
He said the people of Pakistan have great respect and honor in their hearts for the British Royal Family. He said we are looking forward for arrival of Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton in Pakistan. »

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Geneva, Oct 11 (KMS): The EU is keeping a close eye on Kashmir situation and we are concerned about (the) growing conflict. We acknowledge the ambitious and hectic efforts being carried out by Prime Minister Imran Khan for avoiding a humanitarian crisis in Kashmir, said Ambassador Carl Hallergard in a meeting with Minister for SAFRON and Narcotics Control Shehryar Khan Afridi in Geneva.
On the occasion, Shehryar Afridi briefed the EU delegation on humanitarian crisis developing in the occupied valley. He said that the world needs to act before it’s too late. He said Kashmir is a nuclear flashpoint between Pakistan and India and the situation may get out of hands as India has heavily militarised the region. He said any miscalculation may lead to a crisis which can have impact beyond regions and borders. »

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Islamabad, Oct 11 (KMS): Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat has said that Pakistan will continue its unstinted moral, political and diplomatic support to our Kashmiri brethren. This is because ‘Kashmir’ runs in our blood: ‘Kashmir is Pakistan and Pakistan is Kashmir.
He was addressing the graduation parade at PAF Academy, Asghar Khan. He was the chief guest at the graduation ceremony of 142 GD (P), 88 Engineering Course, 98 Air Defence, 23 Admin & Special Duties and 08 Navigation courses. Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was also present at the occasion.
General Zubair said that Pakistan is a peace loving country and always follows the policy of friendly relations and goodwill especially with its neighbours. “We are the nation that has rendered greatest sacrifices both in terms of human and material for lasting peace and we stand firmly committed to this cause and would not allow anyone or any country to misinterpret our intent and actions. He further said that Pakistan firmly rejects attempted forceful annexation of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. This is illegal, illegitimate; and not acceptable to the ‘Kashmiris’ or ‘Pakistan’. “We strongly condemn ‘brutal’ and ‘intensifying ’human rights violations of Kashmiris, by Indian security forces,” he said. Unprecedented‘67 days’ of curfew is a blot on ‘human conscience’.” »

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