Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khans Speech to Special Session of the General Assembly Today.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khans Speech to Special Session of the General Assembly Today. Points out extremely important shortcomings if urgent attention and resolutions not found.

Imran Khan has proposed practical and desperately needed measures. Totaling 10 proposals to the international community.

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Under Developed and Developing Nations Point Ten

Last point he makes is incredibly important, World community can no longer afford to ignore. As it has all the ingredients and making of future barriers / Problems.

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Maz Saleem: A statement from the Official Justice4Shukri campaign team (Maz Saleem, Shabnam Kulsoom, Abdul Aziz, Eva )

Maz Saleem
A statement from the Official Justice4Shukri campaign team (Maz Saleem, Shabnam Kulsoom, Abdul Aziz, Eva )


Earlier today, the Coroner released her verdict in the Inquest of Shukri Abdi. The verdict of ‘accidental death’, brings to a close a painful chapter for the family, one which has been made even more painful due to the failure of all the institutions that were meant to protect Shukri.
17 months ago, this campaign was created in the wake of the tragic death of our beloved young sister Shukri Abdi. Since then her mother Zamzam Arab Ture and her family have faced what can only be described as a never-ending nightmare as she demanded answers and the truth of her beloved daughter’s last moments on this earth.
This vulnerable refugee mother, whose daughter was taken from her in incredibly dubious circumstances, was left in limbo with unanswered questions and her own trauma to deal with all the while trying to support her other children come to terms with what had happened to their older sister.
Her family protected her the moment she stepped onto UK soil, but sadly those authorities who should have protected Shukri Abdi, categorically and without question, failed her. The facts are now firmly out there for the world to see that this was not merely a ‘tragic accident’.
This campaign was set up to protect and provide immediate support for the family, and to fight alongside the legal team to ensure that the truth of Shukri’s death was exposed, and to ensure that no family ever has to experience the obstacles this mother had to face to simply get to the truth surrounding the events that led to her beautiful child’s death. That was and has only ever been our objective. It was only through the determination and persistence of the family and this campaign that a deeper investigation was secured and only through widespread calls for action that we have got here today.
The investigation of Shukri Abdi’s death & subsequent investigations by the school, police and other local authorities have come to represent yet another example of the institutional racism riddled throughout this country.
Shukri’s family were failed by the school who failed in their duty of care to protect her despite being aware of the bullying she was facing, and after her death they treated the family so badly Zamzam felt the need to walk out of a meeting after a whitewashed report was put in front of them and Zamzam denied an interpreter.
Shukri’s family were failed by the police who did not investigate her death comprehensively, and throughout this period they have spoken down to Zamzam and her family. They have learned no lessons since the Macpherson report.
Shukri’s family were failed by the very institutions they were meant to trust – by the ones that were meant to protect them. If the school has taken Zamzam’s concerns seriously, we may never have had to be here today. Playground racism whether the SIkh Boy in Telford, Jamal the Syrian refugee in Huddersfield or even the tragedy of Ahmed Iqbal Ullah in Manchester all those years ago – schools have failed to learn any lessons and to protect our children.
This year has seen a increased light shone on racial injustice in this country, with millions across the world joining #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations and Shukri’s name rang out in cities across the globe to mark one year since her tragic death.
Shukri is no longer with us, but the underlying issues that led to this tragedy remain. Institutional racism, Islamophobia, the demonisation of refugees and migrants continues to this day. We ask everyone to carry forward the determination and strength Zamzam and her family have shown in the struggle against these injustices and this time when we demand action, we must persist because no family should ever have to go through this ever again.
It is with the support of those people who loved her, her community and all those who made sure her name was heard across the world that we declare this campaign has not ended – it will go on as we support the family as they come to terms with the end of the Inquest and continue on the long hard road to justice.
The struggle continues..


No Justice No Peace ✊🏾
Justice 4 Shukri

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khans Speech to Special Session of the General Assembly Today.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khans Speech to Special Session of the General Assembly Today. Points out extremely important shortcomings if urgent attention and resolutions not found.

Imran Khan has proposed practical and desperately needed measures. Totaling 10 proposals to the international community.

Full Version

Under Developed and Developing Nations Point Ten

Last point he makes is incredibly important, World community can no longer afford to ignore. As it has all the ingredients and making of future barriers / Problems.

Continue reading “Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khans Speech to Special Session of the General Assembly Today.”

United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution co-sponsored by Pakistan and the Philippines

Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan

  Zahid-Hafeez-Chaudhri-MOFA

United Nations General Assembly adopts Pakistan-led resolution on
“Promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue”

The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution co-sponsored by Pakistan and the Philippines on the “Promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue” by an overwhelming majority. This resolution is part of Pakistan’s global efforts to promote interfaith harmony, tolerance, respect for each other’s religions and values, and peaceful co-existence.

The resolution welcomes the Kartarpur initiative by Pakistan, referring to it as a “landmark initiative for interreligious and intercultural cooperation for peace”. Due to the efforts of Pakistan’s delegation, the resolution for the first time this year also acknowledges the significance and respect for religious symbols. It stresses that the exercise of the right to freedom of expression carries with it special duties and responsibilities, and must therefore be subjected to legitimate restrictions.

In the wake of growing religious intolerance and racism especially Islamophobia around the world, this resolution is important for mainstreaming these contemporary challenges and taking the necessary steps to curb such trends. The resolution focuses on interreligious and cultural dialogues amongst all stakeholders and advocates combatting intolerance, xenophobia, discrimination and acts of violence. It supports the call of the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations for “mutual respect”. It emphasizes the importance of realization of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda 2030, especially the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has repeatedly called upon the international community to counter Islamophobia and promote respect for religious sensitivities. The adoption of this resolution by the UN General Assembly is part of Pakistan’s diplomatic efforts inter alia for raising awareness about Islamophobia and countering the defamation of sacred religious personalities and symbols.
Islamabad
3 December 2020

New Realities in Foreign Affairs and Interstate Relations after Covid-19’ at the TRT World Forum 2020

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad

  Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi participated in a high level panel discussion on ‘New Realities in Foreign Affairs and Interstate Relations after Covid-19’ at the TRT World Forum 2020, alongside Turkish Foreign Minister H.E Mevlut Çavuşoğlu and Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto as moderated by Ali Aslan.


The discussion was premised on the following: As the world continues to face the Covid-19 pandemic, it has become increasingly clear that certain foundational aspects of world are set to change. While the contours of these changes are still coming into focus a new horizon is slowly beginning to emerge, one that includes the outlines of transformations in, among other things, how states conduct foreign affairs. Furthermore, the pandemic has also served as an accelerator of trends already in motion, including the shift towards a more multipolar world.

Jammu & Kashmir is one of the oldest internationally recognized disputes on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)

Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan

Rejection of MEA’s untenable statement regarding unanimously adopted OIC Resolution on Jammu & Kashmir

Pakistan rejects the untenable statement by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Resolution on Jammu and Kashmir dispute. The Resolution was unanimously adopted at the 47th Session of OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM), held in Niamey, Niger, on 28 November 2020. The OIC is collective voice of the Muslim Ummah and the second largest international Organization after the United Nations with 57 members and five observer states.
Jammu & Kashmir is one of the oldest internationally recognized disputes on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), which remains unresolved because of India’s intransigence and unwillingness to implement relevant UNSC resolutions and its own solemn commitments made to Pakistan, the Kashmiris, and the international community.
The latest OIC Resolution is another forceful repudiation of India’s completely flimsy and legally untenable contention that Jammu and Kashmir is its ‘internal’ matter. The OIC Resolution is further proof that India can neither hide its gross and systemic violations of human rights of the Kashmiri people and the denial of their inalienable right to self-determination nor can it escape international censure of its egregious behaviour.
Rather than dismissing the international community’s concerns as reflected in the OIC Resolution, India would be well-advised to pay heed and stop its state-terrorism in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK); end its illegal and forcible occupation of IIOJK; and take concrete steps towards solution of the Jammu & Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.
Islamabad
30 November 2020

China has the ability to enter the deepest ocean of the world to carry out scientific exploration and research

Xi’s Moments

“The success of the development and sea trial of #Fendouzhe indicates that China has the ability to enter the deepest ocean of the world to carry out scientific exploration and research, and represented China’s comprehensive strength in the field of marine high technology.”

President #XiJinping said in a letter sent on Saturday to congratulate on the successful completion of sea trial of the manned submersible Fendouzhe and its return to port.

Fendouzhe completed a 10,909-meter sea trial on November 10 and returned to the port in Sanya, South #China’s Hainan Province, on Saturday morning

OIC in Niamey today, the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) reaffirmed its strong support for the Kashmir cause

Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan  Zahid-Hafeez-Chaudhri-MOFA

Kashmir Cause
In a Resolution adopted unanimously by the 47th Session of the OIC in Niamey today, the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) reaffirmed its strong support for the Kashmir cause. The OIC categorically rejected illegal and unilateral actions taken by India since 5 August 2019. The Resolution demands that India “cancel the issuance of domicile certificates to non-Kashmiris” as well as other unilateral and illegal actions, including “Jammu & Kashmir Reorganization Order 2020”, “Jammu & Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate Rules 2020”, “Jammu and Kashmir Language Bill 2020” and amendments to the landownership laws.


Also rejecting policies being pursued by the RSS-BJP regime, the 57 countries of the OIC asked India to refrain from taking any steps to alter the existing demographic structure of the disputed territory.
In a comprehensive and strongly worded Resolution, the OIC:
• Rejected the illegal and unilateral actions by India on August 5, 2019, to change the internationally recognized disputed status of the Indian Illegally Ooccupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), and demanded that India rescind its illegal steps;
• Demanded India to cancel the issuance of domicile certificates to non-Kashmiris and revoke all unilateral and illegal actions in IIOJK since 5 August 2019, while refraining from taking any step to alter the existing demographic structure of the disputed territory;
• Condemned in the strongest possible terms human rights violations perpetrated by Indian occupation forces in IIOJK and other such instances of Indian terrorism that have been the source of unspeakable suffering for the innocent Kashmiri people;
• Deplored the state-sponsored terrorism and crimes against humanity by Indian occupation forces against people of IIOJK;
• Condemned extra-judicial killings during fake ‘encounters’ and ‘search-and-cordon’ operations and demolition of homes and private properties as a form of collective punishment;
• Denounced the renewed use of pellet guns by Indian occupation forces against innocent civilians;
• Condemned the harassment of Kashmiri women by Indian occupation forces;
• Deplored that India has callously exploited the current COVID-19 crisis to intensify its military crackdown and further advance its unlawful occupation in IIOJK;
• Welcomed the visit of OIC Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Jammu and Kashmir to Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) from 2-6 March 2020;
• Reaffirmed the sentiments expressed in the unanimously adopted Communiqués of the OIC Contact Group on Jammu &Kashmir in its Ministerial meetings held on 25 September 2019 and 22 June 2020;
• Urged India to adhere to its international human rights obligations and allow the OIC Special Representative on Jammu and Kashmir and the OIC Fact-finding Mission to visit IIOJK;
• Strongly urged India to implement recommendations of the two Reports of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Jammu & Kashmir;
• Urged international community to review their engagements with India, the occupying power, as it is violating and disregarding the international law, the international humanitarian law, and international resolutions;
• Emphasized that the question of Kashmir is of utmost importance for the Muslim Ummah;
• Recognized that Jammu and Kashmir is the core dispute between Pakistan and India, and its resolution indispensable for realization of the dream of peace in South Asia;
• Acknowledged that the people of Jammu and Kashmir are the principal party to the dispute, and should be included in any peace process for resolution of the Jammu & Kashmir dispute;
• Affirmed that any political process/elections held under foreign occupation cannot be a substitute to the exercise of the right of self-determination;
• Underscored that Jammu & Kashmir is an unresolved question of granting the right to self-determination to the people of Jammu and Kashmir that has been on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council for over seven decades now;
• Reaffirmed that the fundamental right enshrined in the UNSC resolutions that the final disposition of the State of Jammu & Kashmir will be made in accordance with the will of the people, expressed through the democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite, conducted under the auspices of the United Nations;
• Decided to further consider the Jammu and Kashmir dispute at the 48th Session of the CFM in Islamabad.
The 57-member OIC has been a consistent and vocal supporter of the Kashmir cause, and adoption of this Resolution was a reaffirmation of the principled stance always taken by the OIC on the Jammu & Kashmir dispute.
Islamabad
28 November 2020

Mad modi’s mad men. BJP alleges Khalistani agenda behind farmer protests, says Congress playing with fire

(BJP) alleged Friday that the Khalistani agenda is being propagated under the garb of the Punjab farmers’ agitation and accused the Congress — which is in office in the state — of aligning with radical elements.


BJP alleges Khalistani agenda behind farmer protests, says Congress playing with fire


BJP IT cell in-charge Amit Malviya tweeted a purported video of protesting farmers where a man is heard citing PM Indira Gandhi’s assassination in an apparent bid to threaten PM Modi.

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleged Friday that the Khalistani agenda is being propagated under the garb of the Punjab farmers’ agitation and accused the Congress — which is in office in the state — of aligning with radical elements.

 

BJP IT cell in-charge Amit Malviya tweeted a purported video of protesting farmers where a man is heard citing PM Indira Gandhi’s assassination in an apparent bid to threaten PM Modi should their 3 December discussions with the government fail to resolve their grievances against the farm laws.

The total ban is the culmination of policies introduced since 2017 to phase out the import of solid waste. Eco China

The total ban is the culmination of policies introduced since 2017 to phase out the import of solid waste. Eco China

#China will ban all imports of #solidwaste from January 1, 2021. The total ban is the culmination of policies introduced since 2017 to phase out the import of solid waste. #EcoChina


The dumping, stacking and disposal of waste products from overseas on Chinese territory will also be banned, according to a notice jointly issued by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, the Ministry of Commerce, and the General Administration of Customs.