Zahid-Hafeez-Chaudhri. Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan
Pakistan rejects the inclusion of its name in the U.S. State Department’s “Child Soldiers Prevention Act (CSPA) List”
We categorically reject the unsubstantiated and baseless inclusion of Pakistan in the “Child Soldiers Prevention Act (CSPA) List” – published under a domestic U.S. legislation – in the U.S. State Department’s Annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report 2021.
Pakistan does not support any non-state armed group; nor any entity recruiting or using child soldiers. Pakistan’s efforts in fighting non-state armed groups including terrorist entities are well recognised. The inclusion of Pakistan in the “CSPA List” depicts a factual error and lack of understanding. No State institution was consulted by the U.S. prior to the publication of the report. Nor were any details provided of the basis on which the conclusion was reached.
Overall, on the issue of Trafficking in Persons, Pakistan is committed to fighting this scourge both at the national and international levels. We have taken a range of legislative and administrative actions in that regard during the last one year, including the approval of Rules under the domestic Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants Acts; National Action Plan 2021-25 prepared jointly by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC); and enhancement of capacity building and inter-agency cooperation of Law Enforcement Agencies involved in anti-human smuggling.
Pakistan has been voluntarily submitting information for the TIP Report to the U.S. Government since 2007 and has actively worked on implementing the practicable recommendations of these reports.
Pakistan calls upon the authorities concerned in the United States to review the baseless assertions made in the TIP Report, especially with regard to the unwarranted inclusion of Pakistan in the “CSPA List.” Pakistan also expects the sharing of “credible information” on cases involving Trafficking in Persons as well as on allegations pertaining to support to armed groups using child soldiers.
Pakistan’s views and perspective on the subject have been conveyed to the U.S. side. Pakistan would continue to remain engaged with the U.S. Government through bilateral channels for constructive dialogue on all issues of mutual interest.
02 July 2021
Dr. #Bathina _ Shaaban in a United Nations session entitled:
′′ Arab International Forum to lift the siege on Syria ′′
The war was on #Syria because it is the duration of the Arab crown, and the world to a new regime.
Dr. Bethaina Shaaban, Special Adviser to the Presidency of the Syrian Arab Republic, has confirmed that the West claims to have no basis for human life and that the Western media has some concepts to cover up its crimes against peoples.
This came from an English paper submitted by Dr. Shaaban in a United Nations session featuring figures from the five continents that came to complete the work of the International Arab Forum to lift the siege on Syria.
And I showed Dr. Shaaban that since 2011 Syria has fought a dual war in which the West used its most fierce tools to confirm its explicit and colonial strategy towards peoples, and explained that the West and its side the Zionist entity have undertaken this war On Syria for being the crown in the Arab world.
She added Dr. Shaaban, the positive thing is that Syria has established a new multipolar international order, and the sanctions imposed by America on Syria, Russia, China and Iran are implied by Washington’s concern over the upcoming international variable that will end its sovereignty On the world.
Participants contributed by discussing what was stated in the paper of Dr. Shaaban, the timing of this qualitative meeting comes on the eve of #Jerusalem International Day to confirm the unity of the battle at the nation, region and world level against the colonial Western Zionist project.
US, Australia, and Europe speakers have confirmed that the US violence against the Syrian people through unjust sanctions is the same as against indigenous people, Afro-descendants or dark skinned people, and everyone called on To global solidarity to lift sanctions against Syria and to put an end to the use of these coercive measures by the West, which are a breach of international law and ethics.
And Dr. has answered Sha ‘ ban for the questions of attendance and their discussion in their thoughts and thanks for greeting the Syrian people and the Syrian leadership and their distinguished interest in the situation in Syria.
Office of the Spokesperson, Mofa Pakistan
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.
3 December 2020