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India: Thousands protest in New Delhi over disgrace of minor girl

In India, thousands of people have protested in New Delhi after a minor girl was disgraced. India has a grim record of such violence and some 19,000 attacks on minors were reported in 2016.

Source: Radio Pakistan

India using excessive force, state terrorism in subduing freedom struggle: Masood

President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan says India is using excessive force, demographic transformation and state terrorism in subduing the freedom struggle in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

Talking to Convener All Parties Hurriyet Conference Syed Faiz Naqshbandi in Islamabad today (Wednesday), he said that India will never succeed in making Kashmiris give up their legitimate struggle in ascertaining their right to self-determination.

Masood Khan strongly condemned the recent killings in IOK under the guise of cordon and search operations. He said that the unarmed protestors are being mercilessly killed and illegally arrested for demanding their right to self-determination.

Both the leaders discussed in detail the report released by the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human rights which categorically highlights the massive human right violations taking place in IOK and the protection provided to the Indian security personnel under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act and the Public Safety Act.

The President commended the efforts of Faiz Naqshbandi and other APHC representatives for actively highlighting the OHCHR Report at international forums.

Masood Khan strongly condemned the nefarious moves by New Delhi to do away with Article 35-A in an attempt to illegally change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir and withdrawing the minimum privileges that Kashmiris have under the Indian constitution.

Source: Radio Pakistan

CPEC to boost trade activities: Achakzai

Governor Balochistan Muhammad Khan Achakzai has said that completion of China Pakistan Economic Corridor project will boost trade activities and economic progress not only in Balochistan and Pakistan, but in the entire region.

He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of newly established CPEC Centre of Excellence at Balochistan University of Information Technology and Management Sciences in Quetta on Sunday.

The Governor highly lauded the establishment of the CPEC Centre of Excellence and said that it will play a vital role in promoting skill based education and grooming the manpower on scientific lines in Balochistan.

The Governor also expressed the hope that the centre would help prepare youth of the province to handle technical responsibilities in a proper manner. Besides, it would help young generation become competent innovation leaders.

Source: Radio Pakistan

LHC orders halting of notification regarding returned candidate in PP-6

Lahore High Court (LHC) has ordered halting of notification regarding returned candidate in PP-6 from Murree area of Rawalpindi district.

PTI candidate Latasib Satii has emerged victorious in the general election held on 25th of last month.

LHC Rawalpindi judge Justice Ibad-ur-Rehman Lodhi announced his judgment on the petition of PML-N candidate Raja Ashfaq Sarwar, who moved the court complaining rigging and destroying votes.

Raja Ashfaq Sarwar moved court after the concerned Returning Officer refused to entertain his request for recounting.

The Court has issued notices to the Election Commission, concerned returning officer, and Latasib Satti and sought their response by Tuesday.

Source: Radio Pakistan

OIC chief meets Executive Director of Hedayah Center

Secretary General of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen met here on Monday with Executive Director of the International Center for Excellence in the Fight against Violent Extremism (Hedayah) Maqsoud Kruse.

During the meeting, Al-Othaimeen emphasized the importance of coordination between the OIC’s Sawt Al-Hikmah (Voice of Wisdom) Center and the Hedayah Center as well as the activation of the agreement, signed between the two parties in December 2017, through the adoption of an executive program.

For his part, Hedayah’s Executive Director Kruse noted the importance of the agreement signed between the two sides. He stressed that consultations were held with Sawt Al-Hikmah on three main axes: the national strategies to combat extremism, the role of media communications in combating harmful ideologies and the role of education in combating extremism.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

Xi urges global institutions to fight trade protectionism

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for a concerted effort by global institutions to fight unilateralism and protectionism.

Speaking at BRICS summit in South Africa Xi also called for dialogue to settle disputes on global trade urging a rejection of unilateralism in wake of tariff threats by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Source: Radio Pakistan