The Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Salahuddin Khan Mehsood has directed police high ups to sensitize the general public through a special campaign against the menace of aerial firing at New Year night

Peshawar, December 31, 2018 (PPI-OT): The Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Salahuddin Khan Mehsood has directed police high ups to sensitize the general public through a special campaign against the menace of aerial firing so as to effectively put an end to it on the eve of New Year night.

These directives were given to all Regional Police Officers (RPOs) and Distirct Police officers (DPOs) throughout the province in a circular issued from CPO toady. It has been stated in the circular that every year precious human lives are being lost due to aerial firing and it was high time to adopt zero tolerance against it and register cases against those taking law into their hands.

They were further directed in the circular to get support and help of all the elected representatives and elites of the area and all SDPOs and SHOs shall lead the campaign from the front. It has also been mentioned in the circular that in case of receiving any complaint against aerial firing the concern SDPOs and SHOs would be taken to task.

Similarly all DPOs have been directed in the circular to meet with the prayer leaders of every mosque in their respective district and request them to educate and motivate the general public especially in the Friday’s sermon to refrain from aerial firing which brings nothing but destruction. At the end of the circular Peshawar police have been directed to strictly prohibit aerial firing in the periphery of Peshawar air port so as the lingering threats to the flights due to aerial firing could be averted.

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Dr. Mazari and Dr. Lodhi discuss human rights and gender empowerment issues in Pakistan

Islamabad, December 31, 2018 (PPI-OT): Pakistan is moving forward on its human rights and gender empowerment commitments and we need to send this message across the globe. This was stated by Dr. Shireen M. Mazari, Federal Minister for Human Rights during a meeting with Dr. Maleeha Lodhi, Pakistan’s envoy to the United Nations, here in the Ministry of Human Rights. During the meeting, Pakistan’s commitment to improve the human rights and gender empowerment conditions within country and ways to project Pakistan’s endeavors in this regard at international level were discussed.

They also deliberated upon the ways to raise Pakistan’s concerns over human rights violations in the Indian held Kashmir and condition of Muslims in the Europe. The Minister apprised Dr. Lodhi of the various steps being taken by the government in the direction of gender equality and empowerment. Dr. Lodhi ensured the Minister to use the platform of United Nations in order to project Pakistan’s resolve towards human rights and gender empowerment.

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Minister for power division for urgent meeting between Iran and Pakistan for 100 MW electricity import agreement renewal

Islamabad, December 31, 2018 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for Power, Mr. Omar Ayub Khan while reiterating Pakistan’s commitment for further promoting the existing brotherly relations between Pakistan and Iran, has said that Pakistan is looking forward to boost its existing cooperation in the field of Power between the two countries. These sentiments were shed by the Federal Minister for Power while the Iranian Ambassador HE. Mr. Mehdi Honardoost, called on him in his office today.

The Minister assured that Power Division will soon hold comprehensive discussion with Iranian side on renewal of agreement for 100 MW electricity import to Pakistan from Iran. The Spirit of brotherly cooperation between Iran and Pakistan was reiterated during the meeting with the desire of working together on possibilities of exploring further avenues in the field of power generation and transmission.

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Shutdown in Pulwama for third day today against killings

Srinagar, December 31, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, a complete shutdown was observed in Pulwama district on the third consecutive day, today, to mourn the killing of four youth by Indian troops during a cordon and search operation in Rajpora area of the district.

All the shops and other business establishments were closed while a thin movement of traffic was seen on the roads.

People from various areas of the district continued to visit the residences of the martyred youth to offer condolences with the bereaved families.

The troops had killed the youth identified as Muzamil Nabi Dar, Waseem Akram Wani, Muzamil Nazir Butt and Haris during the operation at Hanjin Payeen in Rajpora area of the district on Saturday

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Release of Khan Sopori demanded

Srinagar, December 31, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the family of illegally detained veteran Hurriyat leader, Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori has expressed serious concern over his plight in Haryana jail, India, and demanded his immediate release.

The family in a media interview in Srinagar said Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori, 75, has been lodged in a Haryana jail so that his family could not meet him, adding that it was also violation of the Indian Supreme Court.

It said Khan Sopori is not being provided with hygienic food and medical facility in the jail due to which his health is deteriorating with each passing day. It said the veteran Hurriyat leader is also tortured and every tactic is employed to victimize and harass him for his political ideology.

The family demanded of the world community and international human rights organizations to take notice of the plight of all illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists including Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori languishing in different jails of India and the territory.

Meanwhile, Hurriyat leader, Syed Mohammad Shafi in a statement issued in Srinagar paid glowing tributes to the Pulwama martyrs and said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri youth would not go waste. He said that the martyrs’ mission of securing right to self-determination would be accomplished at all costs.

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Concern expressed over continued HR abuses by forces in IOK

Birmingham, December 31, 2018 (PPI-OT): Central leaders of Tehreek-e-Kashmir, Muhammad Ghalib, Faheem Kiani and Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement Vice Chairman Altaf Ahmad Butt have expressed serious concern over the continued gross human rights violations by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir.

The leaders addressing a news conference at a local hotel in Birmingham said that Indian forces were destroying and vandalizing houses, properties and household goods of the people and harassing the inmates under black laws in Srinagar, Pulwama, Shopian, Islamabad, Kulgam, Budgam, Kupwara, Bandipore and Baramulla districts.

They said world must put pressure on India to stop using pallet guns in Kashmir stop slapping draconian Public Safety Act (PSA) on political prisoners and should send its teams to Kashmir to assess the ground situation and human rights abuses.

The leaders also denounced the continued illegal detention and house detention of resistance leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Faroq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Zafar Akbar Butt and other Hurriyat leaders and activists. They also condemned the illegal detention of Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi and her aides, Fehmeeda Sofi and Nahida Nasreen languishing in infamous Tihar Jail, New Delhi in India and demanded their immediate release. They demanded repeal of draconian laws and withdrawal of Indian forces from occupied Kashmir.

Muhammad Ghalib, Faheem Kiani and Altaf Butt urged India to stop misleading the international community and advised it to accept the ground reality and aspirations of the people of Kashmir instead of continuing with its policy of obduracy in the territory.

They also demanded release of Hurriyat leaders including Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Masarat Alam Butt, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Aiyaz Akbar, Altaf Ahmad Shah, Peer Saifullah, Merajuddin Kalwal, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, Maulana Sarjan Barkati, Mushtaq-ul-Islam and Qazi Yasir languishing in Tihar Jail in New Delhi and other different prisons in Kashmir.

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Troops martyr 375 Kashmiris in 2018

Srinagar, December 31, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their unabated acts of state terrorism martyred 375 innocent Kashmiris including 10 women and 35 young boys during the year 2018.

According to the data issued by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, at the end of 2018, today, Indian troops conducted 2,939 cordon and search operations all across the territory during the year. The martyrs included highly qualified youth like Professor Dr Muhammad Rafi Butt, Dr Manan Bashir Wani, Dr Sabzar Ahmad Sofi, Dr Aijazud Din Khan and Dr Abdul Ahad Ganai. The killed also included Hurriyet leaders, namely, Mir Hafizulla, Tariq Ahmad Ganie, Mohammad Yousuf Nadeem and Hakim-ul-Rehman Sultani. Of the martyrs, 21 were killed in custody.

The killings rendered 34 women widowed and 78 children orphaned while 75 women were molested by the men in uniform. Indian forces destroyed 605 residential houses during the period. Also, the vision of 1302 people was affected by pellets fired by the troops on peaceful protesters.

The report said resistance leaders including Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Syeda Aasiya Andrabi, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Aiyaz Muhammad Akbar, Peer Saifullah, Raja Merajuddin Kalwal, Shahid-ul-Islam, Farooq Ahmad Dar and Syed Shahid Shah continued to remain in detention in Delhi’s Tihar jail in fake cases. Over five hundred people including Hurriyat leaders, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Maulana Barkati, Muhammad Yousuf Mir, Farooq Ahmad Tawheedi, Hakim Abdur Rasheed, Gulzar Ahmad Gulzar, Nisar Hussain Rather, Umar Adil Dar, Shakeel Ahmad Bakshi and Feroz Ahmad Khan remained in different jails of IOK and India under the black law, Public Safety Act.

Meanwhile, complete shutdown was observed in Pulwama district on the third consecutive day, today, to mourn the killing of four youth by Indian troops.

In violation of Juvenile Justice Act, Indian authorities slapped a young boy, Khalid Nazir Wagay, with the draconian law, Public Safety Act, on the charge of organising anti-India protest demonstrations in 2016 when he was a minor. Khalid Wagay is imprisoned in Kot-Bhalwal jail, Jammu.

Unknown gunmen decamped with four service rifles of policemen guarding the official residence of Congress Member of the so-called Legislative Council, Muhammad Muzaffar Parray in Srinagar.

Kashmiri community leaders Muhammad Ghalib, Fahim Kiani and Altaf Ahmed Butt addressing a press conference in Birmingham urged the international community, European Union and the western world to come forward to ban the use of lethal weapons like pellet guns and stop human rights violations by Indian army in occupied Kashmir.

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