Govt determined for protection, promotion of human rights in Balochistan: CM

Chief Minister Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan says the government is determined for the protection and promotion of human rights in the province.

In his message on the eve of World Human Rights Day being observed on Thursday, he said no country could make progress without provision of human rights.

He added that the provincial government is striving to promote national unity and solidarity in the province.

Expressing grave concern over serious human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Jam Kamal urged all segments of society to raise their voice for protection of human rights of Kashmiri people.

 

Source: Radio Pakistan

Smart Lockdown imposed in 55 areas of Lahore

Smart Lockdown has been imposed in fifty five areas of Lahore, keeping in view increasing Corona cases there.

These areas include different blocks and streets with more Corona cases, in Data Ganj Bakhsh Town, Shalimar Town, Samanabad Town, Aziz Bhatti Town and Allama Iqbal Town.

Businesses which have been allowed to remain open include medical services, pharmacies, medical stores, laboratories collection points, hospitals and clinics.

Public can call at phone number 1033 for further information.

 

Source: Radio Pakistan

Tribute paid to Sowar Muhammad Hussain on his martyrdom anniversary

The 49th martyrdom day of Lance Naik, Sowar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider is being observed on Thursday.

Pakistan Army has paid a glowing tribute to Sowar Muhammad Hussain Shaheed, Nishan-e-Haider, for his supreme sacrifice in Zafarwal- Shakargarh Sector during 1971 war.

His fearless actions and indomitable courage inflicted heavy losses on the enemy as he single handedly destroyed 16 Indian Tanks.

 

Source: Radio Pakistan

Bill Gates acknowledges Pakistan’s efforts to combat COVID-19 pandemic

Islamabad, December 10, 2020 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Imran Khan has underscored the government’s commitment to combat the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic through coordinated efforts and smart lockdowns.

He expressed this resolve during his telephonic conversation with Bill Gates, the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The two sides exchanged views on the COVID-19 situation and polio eradication efforts in Pakistan.

The Prime Minister shared Pakistan’s policy to control and mitigate the deleterious impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and economy.

He acknowledged the Gates Foundation’s continued support of the Ehsaas Programme, which would help the most vulnerable segments of Pakistan’s population benefit from its expertise in health, nutrition and financial inclusion.

Imran Khan commended the Gates Foundation’s strong advocacy for the provision of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to all developing countries. He reaffirmed that eradication of polio remained a key priority of the government.

Thanking the Gates Foundation for its critical support in building Pakistan’s emergency management capacity for polio eradication, the Prime Minister highlighted that anti-polio campaigns are being intensified across the country.

On the occasion, Bill Gates acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic while stimulating economic growth.

Imran Khan and Bill Gates agreed to continue working together on the shared objectives of eradicating polio and combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Govt committed to improve health facilities across country: President

Islamabad, December 10, 2020 (PPI-OT): President Dr. Arif Alvi says the government is committed to improve health facilities across the country.

He was speaking at National Dissemination Webinar on Pakistan Maternal Mortality Survey via video link on Thursday.

The President said Prime Minister Imran Khan has been very concerned that health facilities should be available for everybody.

Dr Arif Alvi said as population size is increasing, we should be improving maternal health, reducing maternal mortality and ensuring good nutrition not only for mother but also for children. He said the primary importance of health starting in every home is the health of the mother and child. He said gap in pregnancies is important for maternal health.

The President emphasized on communication about prevention, good habits at home, healthy life and nutrition for better health.

He said Pakistan has a vast coverage of Lady Health Workers Program. He said Lady Health Workers are primary source of information to prevent communicable diseases.

He expressed confidence that the health systems generated during COVID-19 will go a long way to achieve health sustainable development goals.

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World parliaments need to raise voice over HR violations in IIOJ and K: FM

Islamabad, December 10, 2020 (PPI-OT): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says basic human rights have been usurped in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ and K) and there is complete communication blackout in the held valley.

In a statement on the occasion of International Human Rights Day on Thursday, he said the foreign media is not being provided access to Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and the reports being received from there are worth-concerning.

The Minister said Pakistan kept apprised the UN Secretary General, the President of the UN Security Council and other world leaders of the grave human rights situation in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

He said minorities in India are holding protest demonstrations, and India’s perception as secular state and the largest democracy of the world has been badly damaged.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the world parliaments need to raise voice over the serious human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

He said we are also informing the world about the threat of a false flag operation from India.

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Shibli urges world to take notice of worst tyrannies against Kashmiris in IIOJK

Islamabad, December 10, 2020 (PPI-OT): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz has urged the world champions of human rights to take notice of the worst tyrannies being committed against innocent Kashmiris and the gross human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ and K).

In a tweet on International Human Rights Day on Thursday, he said practical steps also need to be taken to hold India and its occupation forces accountable.

The Minister said Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir has been turned into the biggest prison of the world since August 5, 2019. He said women, elderly people and children have been restricted to their homes, and there is communication blackout and severe restrictions.

Shibli Faraz says the perception of International Human Rights Day can be globally enhanced by stopping the Indian crimes and protecting the basic human rights of Kashmiris.

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