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Tragic crash of Russian aircraft Tu-154

Islamabad, December 25, 2016 (PPI-OT):The leadership and the people of Pakistan are deeply grieved and saddened to learn about the tragic crash of Tu-154 aircraft in the Russian Federation today, which resulted in the loss of more than ninety valuable lives, including members of the renowned Alexandrov Ensemble.

We convey our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and the friendly people and Government of the Russian Federation. The people of Pakistan share their grief and stand by them as they mourn their irreparable loss.

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Government of Pakistan
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OIC Secretariat in collaboration with Pakistan Consulate Jeddah organizes a seminar and Photo Exhibition on Kashmir

Islamabad, November 29, 2016 (PPI-OT): Special Representative of the OIC Secretary General on Jammu and Kashmir Ambassador Abdullah Al-Alim reiterated OIC’s full support to the people of Kashmir in their legitimate struggle for the fundamental right to self-determination. He said this at the Seminar and Photo Exhibition on Kashmir jointly organized at the OIC Secretariat on 28th November 2016 by the Pakistan Consulate Jeddah and the OIC.

Ambassador Alim said that recently the situation in the Indian occupied Kashmir has turned critical. The OIC called on the Indian Government to stop using force against the Kashmiri people. In his welcoming remarks, Consul General Mr. Shehryar Akbar Khan said that the event was organized to mark the illegal entry of Indian force into occupied Jammu and Kashmir in 1947. After the extra-judicial killing of Burhan Wani on 8 July 2016, the situation has worsened. More than 115 Kashmiris have lost their lives and 15,000 injured. Around 850 people have sustained severe eye injuries.

Mr. Ghulam Muhammad Safi, True Representative of Kashmiri People informed the audience about prevailing situation and continued human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir. He called on international community to play its role so that Kashmiri people can exercise their inherent right of self-determination.

The Chairman, Kashmir Committee Jeddah, Mr. Masood Ahmad Puri, called upon the international community to break its deadly silence on the tragedy in Kashmir. He presented a resolution to Ambassador Abdullah Al-Alim, on behalf of the Kashmir Committee, Jeddah, calling the OIC to redouble its efforts to resolve the Kashmir issue.

In his concluding remarks, Mr. Manzoor ul Haq, Ambassador of Pakistan to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia thanked the OIC and Saudi Arabia for supporting the cause of the people of Kashmir. He highlighted the plight of the people of Kashmir and the gross human rights violations by the occupying forces. He said that Pakistan wants to resolve its disputes with India including the core issue of Jammu and Kashmir through dialogue and in a peaceful manner.

The photo exhibition and Seminar on Indian occupied Kashmir at the OIC Secretariat has become an annual feature for the past four years. The event was well attended by high level OIC officials, members of Diplomatic Corps, local dignitaries and representatives of Pakistan community.

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Government of Pakistan
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Foreign Office terms story about committee misleading

Islamabad, November 23, 2016 (PPI-OT):In response to a query, the Spokesperson said that the lead story published by daily Dawn, today (23 November 2016) ‘New Committee to hammer out India Policy’ creates a misleading impression.

Mr. Sartaj Aziz, the Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs had informed the Senate yesterday, in response to a recommendation by the “Committee of the Whole” of the Senate, that a Committee, chaired by the Secretary, Foreign Affairs and including the representatives of the concerned Ministries and Departments would “regularly brief the Standing Committees on Defence and Foreign Affairs.”

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Curtain Raiser: Inaugural round of Pakistan-Jordan Bilateral Political Consultations

Islamabad, November 21, 2016 (PPI-OT):Pakistan and Jordan will hold the Inaugural round of Bilateral Political Consultations on 22 November 2016 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamabad. The Jordanian delegation, led by Ambassador Nayaf El-Zidan, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Expatriates o the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, is on a two-day visit to Islamabad. Additional Secretary (Middle East) Mr. Tasawar Khan will lead the Pakistan delegation.

The two sides will review important aspects of bilateral relations with focus on upgrading their existing economic and commercial relations. Exchanges will also take place on regional issues and international developments, especially the current situation in the Middle East. The inaugural session of Bilateral Political Consultations will afford an opportunity to review the existing state of bilateral relations, discuss the way forward and to exchange views on the regional and international issues of mutual interest.

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Government of Pakistan
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Pakistan’s protest over ceasefire violations on Line of Control by Indian Occupation Forces and Refusal of Diplomatic Flight Clearance

Islamabad, November 21, 2016 (PPI-OT):The Indian Deputy High Commissioner, Mr. J.P. Singh, was summoned to the Foreign Office, today and conveyed the Government of Pakistan’s strong condemnation of the unprovoked ceasefire violations by Indian occupation forces on the LOC in Khuiratta sector on 19 November 2016, resulting in shahadat of 4 innocent children, including three girls and one boy, and injuries to 2 other civilians. The Deputy High Commissioner was told that the deliberate targeting of civilian populated areas was highly deplorable.

The Indian side was urged to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding in the letter and spirit; to investigate the continued incidents of ceasefire violations; stop targeting the villages and civilians and maintain peace on the LOC. The Government of Pakistan also expressed concern over the incident of Indian refusal of diplomatic flight clearance to Pakistani Aircraft. This action by the India constituted a violation of the 1991 bilateral agreement between Pakistan and India.

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Ameer Muqam wants upgradation of Peshawar Electricity Supply Company feeders

Peshawar, November 17, 2016 (PPI-OT):A high level meeting o PESCO chaired by Advisor to Prime Minister Engr. Ameer Muqam here at WAPDA House, Peshawar on Thursday. Chief PESCO Anwar Ul Haq and all the Superintendent Engineers and XENs were also present on the occasion. Advisor to PM was given a details brief pertaining to on-going projects of PESCO in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Engr. Ameer Muqam directed the PESCO authorities to complete the up gradation and construction of Grid Station and Feeders and soon as possible in order to benefit the masses in next summer. He also directed the PESCO high ups to fulfil the vacant vacancies which will further improve the performance of PESCO. PESCO authorities and official should solve the issue of overbilling together with local representative and to take measure for the recovery of electricity defaulters in order to meet the claim of end of load-shedding, Muqam remarked.

He said that power is the basic need of the masses and the present Federal Government is taking measures on an emergency basis so that the people benefit from the power. He said that Prime Minister had promised the people of Pakistan that ‘he will end the load-shedding’ and before coming the time, people of Pakistan have observed it by themselves. He further said that as per promised the load-shedding will be ended by 2018.

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