Geneva, March 06 (KMS): Pakistan has called for keeping a close watch on India’s state-directed “tools of terror” in Jammu and Kashmir where women and girls are among the primary victims of it’s deadly counter-terrorism measures, saying their plight must be addressed.

“We wish to draw attention towards the Occupied Jammu & Kashmir where India has long employed rape, torture, and killings of Kashmiri women as instruments of its state terrorism under the cover of draconian security laws,” Ambassador Khalil Hashmi said in an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms While Countering Terrorism, Ms. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, as part of the ongoing session of the Human Rights Council. »

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Geneva, March 05 (KMS): Pakistan has slammed India at the UNHCR for its bleak human rights record, deteriorating human rights situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and for emerging as the largest extremist country where minorities live under constant threat.

Pakistan during the ongoing 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council has decried India’s massive disinformation campaign against Pakistan and drew its attention on New Delhi’s failure to respond to the widely reported Indian grave rights abuses in Occupied Kashmir that evoked international condemnation. »

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Islamabad, March 04 (KMS): Sardar Masood Khan, President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, while praising the efforts of the Pakistan-Kashmir community in raising the Kashmir issue said that they have helped internationalise the Kashmir cause.

“Over the years, our diaspora community has undertaken these activities voluntarily using their own resources and making Kashmir liberation struggle truly a people’s movement,” he further said while speaking to Tajamul Hussain Khatana, President EU-Pak Friendship Federation Italy, and Awam Dost Group Italy, who called on him here. »

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Muzaffarabad, March 04 (KMS): Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan Wednesday said that India has intensified the reign of terror in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and trying to divert the attention of the international community from the worst situation emerging there.

Inaugurating the Tulip festival at Jalabad Garden here, he said although India has agreed to ceasefire on the line of control and added that India should observe ceasefire in IIOJK where the Indian brute forces have intensified its brutalities to crush the indigenous freedom movement.

He said Kashmiri people were the fundamental party to the Kashmir dispute and called for initiating tripartite dialogue to resolve the lingering Kashmir issue. He added that bilateral talks will not serve the purpose. »

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Geneva, March 03 (KMS): Decrying India’s massive disinformation campaign against Pakistan, a Pakistani diplomat on Tuesday drew UN Human Rights Council’s attention to New Delhi’s failure to respond to the widely reported Indian grave rights abuses in occupied Kashmir that evoked international condemnation.

“India has failed and will continue to fail in hiding its brutal repression of the Kashmiri people behind the self-serving smokescreen of terrorism,” Junaid Suleman, the Pakistani diplomat, told the Geneva-based Council in exercise of his right of reply after an Indian representative made oft-repeated allegations about Pakistan’s involvement in terrorism. »

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Geneva, March 03 (KMS): Pakistan has urged the UN Human Rights Council to step up efforts to get access for independent observers into Illegally-Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) to conduct an impartial investigation into reports of multiple violations of human rights in the disputed territory.

“Failure to hold India accountable for human rights abuses in IIOJK will erode the credibility of this Council, its members, and the global human rights agenda,” Ambassador Khalil Hashmi, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN in Geneva, said in the 47-member body’s general debate.

At the outset, the Pakistani envoy thanked the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, for voicing concern over the rights situation in occupied Kashmir which, he said, was highlighted by numerous reports by global media, independent NGOs and UN human rights machinery. »

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Paris, February 28 (KMS) – Two years after the downing of two Indian fighter planes by Pakistan Air Force, the Pakistani community living in France celebrated “Surprise Day” to pay tribute to the heroes of the Pakistan Air Force.

Sahibzada Attique, a political leader from Azad Jammu and Kashmir, in his address said that the Pakistan Army was an iron wall against its enemies. He said that Pakistan Air Force gave a befitting reply to the three times bigger Indian Air Force, intoxicated with power, and sent a message to the whole world that those who look at Pakistan with evil eye will meet the same fate. »

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Lahore, February 27 (KMS): Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar has termed the Pak-India agreement on full compliance of the ceasefire along the LoC as a “victory of peace” and said that if India abides by the agreement, it would be a giant leap towards a peaceful future. Problems can only be resolved through dialogue, not war. The Kashmir issue must be resolved in accordance with the UN resolutions for the strengthening of Pak-India relations and the establishment of peace.

Talking to the media after an event at Governor’s House, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that Imran Khan has been advocating peace and better ties with all the neighbouring countries including India since he took oath as Prime Minister. But unfortunately, India has always been resorting to bellicosity and belligerence. »

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Shorkot, February 26 (KMS): President Dr Arif Alvi has cautioned India not to take Pakistan lightly as the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) was second to none having proven its efficiency by shooting down an Indian aircraft in Balakot area on February 27, 2019.

“My head lifted with pride as to how you performed, and how you reacted and shot down an Indian aircraft inside Pakistan. Pakistan Air Force is tested. Pakistan Air Force has performed. Pakistan Air Force has created heroes,” the president said addressing the 50th anniversary of Mirage and Colour Awards here at the PAF Base Rafique. »

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Rawalpindi, February 26 (KMS):Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on National Security and Strategic Policy Planning Dr Moeed Yousuf said India has spoiled the peace and it was her responsibility to create an atmosphere for regional peace.

The SAPM was expressing his views on the recent interaction made between Pak-India Director Generals Military Operations over the established mechanism of hotline contact, said a press release.

Dr Moeed said: “We have repeatedly called for peace as our Prime Minister has always wanted peace in the region.” »

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