Pakistan, Tanzania sign two MoUs for cooperation in political, economic fields

Islamabad, December 12, 2020 (PPI-OT): Pakistan and Tanzania have signed two Memoranda of Understanding to prepare the institutional framework for structured dialogue between the two countries in political and economic fields and establishment of a Joint Commission on Economic Cooperation.

Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Tanzania Muhammad Saleem and Tanzania’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Palamagamba John Aidan Mwaluko Kabudi signed the documents at Dar es Salaam. Both countries are working to enhance the existing trade and investment potential for mutual benefit.

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World must take notice of hr abuses in IIOJK: Speakers

Srinagar, December 12, 2020 (PPI-OT): The Tehreek-e-Kashmir (TeK), UK, organised a webinar to seek the world attention towards the rising human rights violations by Indian troops in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

The conference was chaired by Raja Fahim Kayani, President of TeK, UK, and moderated by Uzma Rasool from London.

On the occasion, the President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Sardar Masood Khan, said that the world must take notice of the human rights abuses by Indian troops in IIOJK. He emphasised that individuals and organisations should vehemently raise the Kashmir dispute at every global forum to stop India from the genocide of Kashmiris.

He said, now India is grabbing the land and demolishing the homes of nomads in IIOJK which shows how swiftly the Indian government is working to follow the pattern of Israel in the occupied territory. Such acts from the Modi government may put the whole peace of South Asia at stake, he added.

Punjab Governor, Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar, thanked the TeK and commented that it was one of the oldest organisations of UK and had been working tirelessly to highlight the sufferings of the people of IIOJK at international level for the last four decades.

He congratulated Fahim Kayani for organising such a successful Kashmir conference. Kayani is a pioneer of Kashmir virtual diplomacy highlighting that he was the first to initiate online conferences when the pandemic broke out, he added.

The Punjab Governor said Kashmir runs in the blood of every Pakistani and assured the people of IIOJK that Pakistan will continue to support them in their struggle for right to self-determination.

Steve Baker, Member of British Parliament (MP), analysed the complex geopolitical situation in the region and said that the world must settle the Kashmir dispute as per the wishes of the Kashmiri people. The Kashmiris’ sufferings must come to an end, he maintained.

Afzal Khan, MP, on the occasion said, more delay in the settlement of Kashmir dispute will heighten tension in the region. He also referred to the recent EU DisifoLab report that has exposed a network of fake NGOs acting as an Indian propaganda tool.

“People of Kashmir must be given their right to self-determination guaranteed by the United Nations and more delay in the plebiscite is injustice with people of Kashmir,” he added.

Muhammad Yasin, MP, said that India should respect the UN resolutions and immediately conduct a plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir to end the sufferings of the Kashmiri people and let them decide their future.

Phillip Bennion, a former Member of European Parliament (MEP), said, it is now the duty and responsibility of the world to honour and respect the human rights of Kashmiri people who are fighting for their political rights.

Raja Fahim Kayani said that India is violating the basic rights in IIOJK to strengthen its illegal occupation that needs the global attention on a humanitarian basis.

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Indian policeman thrashes govt school principal in Kupwara

Srinagar, December 12, 2020 (PPI-OT):In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, a senior lecturer and acting principal of a government higher secondary school in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district was thrashed by an Indian policeman without any reason.

The teacher, Rizwan Ahmed Mir, who is officiating Principal of Government Higher Secondary School Nachiyan Karnah, told media that he went to Police Station Karnah on Thursday for the physical verification of stationery including question papers for this year’s Class 11 examination, which starts today (Saturday).

He said that at the police station, a Head Constable verbally abused him and later assaulted him after asking him for the authorization order initially. Mir said that he was also held at the police station for more than two hours despite the Class 11 practical examinations scheduled on the day.

Later, in a letter to Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Karnah, Mir sought legal action against the cop. He said the police had assured a departmental enquiry by Saturday, which however has not happened.

Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Anshul Garg, had also assured an official enquiry into the incident after the matter was brought to his notice by lecturers association.

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Indian police to acquire 100 more drones for surveillance in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, December 12, 2020 (PPI-OT): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian police will soon get 100 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)/drones to keep a watch on the activities of people in the territory.

Indian Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has approved a fresh budget for the police in IIOJK to procure 100 UAVs/drones, which will be the biggest procurement by the force so far.

While the police had already procured some UAVs and drones out of its own budget in the past few years, the fresh consignment of around 100 UAVs will be added in the months ahead, media reports quoted official sources as having said.

As per the police specifications, these UAVs will be of category 3, which is considered the latest and equipped with all sorts of technology.

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Rich tributes paid to Maulana Noor Ahmad Trali in IIOJK

Srinagar, December 12, 2020 (PPI-OT): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU) and other Hurriyat leaders and organizations have paid rich tributes to renowned religious scholar, Maulana Noor Ahmed Trali.

The Islamic scholar and Chairman of Darul Uloom Noor-ul-Islam, Maulana Noor Ahmed Trali, passed away at SMHS hospital in Srinagar on Thursday night.

The MMU, headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in a statement in Srinagar, paying rich tributes to Maulana Trali, termed his demise a religious and educational loss. It hailed the deceased for his unflinching and selfless services in Tral which include establishment of Darul Uloom and Darul Banaat.

The MMU expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of Maulana Trali and paid and rich tributes to the deceased for his religious, educational and social services in Tral and adjacent areas. On behalf of all its members, it expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family of Maulana Trali and prayed for his highest ranks in Jannah.

Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, on behalf of its Chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, in a statement issued in Srinagar said Maulana Trali was a renowned personality who dedicated his entire life for the cause of religious service and freedom struggle. It stated that the sad demise of Maulana Trali was an irretrievable loss to Kashmiris, in general, and freedom struggle, in particular.

The President of Jammu and Kashmir Anjuman Sharie Shian, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, in a statement in Srinagar expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and said that Maulana’s demise deprived the people of the territory of such a distinguished religious figure who always worked for the promotion of religion and Sharia and unity among the people.

The Jammu and Kashmir People League Chief Organizer, Dr Sarfraz Ahmed Khan, in his statement in Srinagar said that Maulana Noor Ahmed Trali was a well-known religious scholar and preacher of Islam. He said that Maulana was one of the foremost influential Islamic philosophers of the Kashmir Valley. He prayed to Allah Almighty to rest his soul in eternal peace and give courage to the aggrieved family to bear the loss with patience.

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Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir judges stopped acting independently post Aug 05, 2019: Shaheen

Srinagar, December 12, 2020 (PPI-OT): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the spokesman of High Court Bar Association, Ghulam Nabi Shaheen, has said that judges in the territory have stopped acting independently since the August 2019 clampdown imposed by the Indian government.

Ghulam Nabi Shaheen said this while reacting to the reports that a principal sessions judge in Srinagar has passed an order complaining that a high court judge obstructed him from granting bail to an individual, raising questions over the judiciary’s functioning in IIOJK post-August 05, 2019.

In the order, judge Abdul Rashid Malik recused himself from hearing a plea for anticipatory bail from a Srinagar resident Sheikh Salman, saying Justice Javid Iqbal Wani had directed him, through a phone call by his secretary, not to grant bail to Sheikh.

Ghulam Nabi Shaheen in a media interview in Srinagar said, the judges function at the dictation of unseen forces in IIOJK. He said out of hundreds of habeas corpus petitions; the judges have taken up only a few. “In the past two to three months, you cannot point out a single habeas corpus case that has been heard by any judge. The Indian Supreme Court has been clear that habeas corpus petitions should be disposed of in a week’s time. But that is being violated,” he said.

“The cases are listed after inordinate delays and when they come up for hearing, they are adjourned. Many cases have not even been heard. There are outside, unseen forces (behind) it,” Shaheen added.

Justice Wani is the son-in-law of former HCBA President, Mian Abdul Qayoom, who was among the thousands arrested following the abrogation of special status of IIOJK by Modi government on August 05, last year. He is the lone Kashmiri Muslim to have been elevated from the Bar to the bench during the six years of the Modi govt.

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Snowfall, rains shut highways, Mughal road in IIOJK

Srinagar, December 12, 2020 (PPI-OT): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar-Jammu highway, the only surface link of the territory with the rest of world, was closed due to snowfall, landslides and shooting stones at several places.

The highway was blocked due to snow accumulation at Jawahar Tunnel and landslides and shooting stones at several places along the thoroughfare.

Official sources said that the Srinagar-Leh and Mughal road, connecting Shopian with Poonch district, also remained closed. Jammu and Kashmir have been receiving snowfall and rains since Friday night. Plains of Srinagar and other parts also received season’s first snowfall.

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