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A LARGE NUMBER OF FOOD LOVERS INCLUDING EGYPTIANS, DIPLOMATIC COMMUNITY, FOREIGNERS AND MEDIA, THRONGED PAKISTAN FOOD STALL AT PAKISTAN FOOD FESTIVAL AT CAIRO. Islamabad: November 3, 2016

Pakistani Food stall was thronged by people of many nationalities, including the Egyptians, diplomatic community and media, at Pakistan Food Festival held at a local hotel here at Cairo, says a press release received here today from Cairo. The Embassy ...

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UN HUMAN RIGHTS EXPERTS’ DEMAND FOR THE RELEASE OF KASHMIRI HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER KHURRAM PARVEZ APPRECIATED Islamabad: October 19, 2016

Pakistan appreciates the demand by UN Human Rights mechanisms, to India to immediately release the Kashmiri human rights defender Khurram Parvez who was arrested on 14 September when he was to board a flight for Geneva to attend the 33rd session of Human Rights Council. Pakistan also appreciates the continued focus by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the grave human rights violations, being perpetrated by Indian occupation forces, in Jammu & Kashmir.

UN human rights mechanisms dealing with enforced/involuntary disappearances, human rights defenders, arbitrary detention, right to freedom of peaceful assembly/of association and the right to freedom of opinion and expression, while demanding the release of Mr. Khurram Parvez, have expressed serious concern at the use of the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act against Mr. Parvez. As the UN mechanisms have pointed out, his arrest represents a direct retaliation for his legitimate activities as a human rights defender and the exercise of his fundamental freedoms, including freedom of expression and association.

Mr. Khurram Parvez' arrest and incarceration was repeatedly raised as a matter of serious concern by the Pakistan delegation at the recent session of the Human Right Council, demanding his immediate release.

Curfew continues to be imposed in different parts of Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir for over a 102 days, its youth continue to face death, life long blindness, and the most odious forms of torture. Every form of human rights violation is being perpetrated by the Indian occupation forces against the innocent Kashmiri people, including through the use of pellet guns. Indian abhorrent occupation policies include destruction of homes, businesses, and livelihoods of innocent Kashmiris.

UN High Commissioner on Human Rights is urged to also demand India to immediately release Mr. Khurram Parvez and to insist on India to give unhindered access to the proposed OHCHR mission to Indian Occupied Kashmir.

Source: Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage

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BRICS Summit Ends With Pledge To Fight Terrorism

The five leaders of the BRICS group of emerging economies have ended a two-day summit with a pledge to speed global economic recovery as well as fight terrorism and extremism, forces that they said pose a threat to regional and international peace and ...

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Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman called on the Finance Minister

Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman called on the Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here today.The Air Chief briefed the Minister about preparedness of the Air Force and appreciated government's support for up gradation of the force.Finance Ministe...

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State terrorism by India continues in Indian occupied Kashmir

In response to queries regarding Prime Minister Modi's address in Kerala in which he tried to malign Pakistan, the Spokesperson said that it is unfortunate that Indian leadership continues to indulge in a well thought out vilification campaign against ...

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