Lankan team visit set to revive int’l cricket: President

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ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi on Wednesday highlighted the successful visit of Sri Lankan Cricket team to Pakistan and said that first international test series in Pakistan since 2009 would also revive international cricket in Pakistan.
He was talking to High Commissioner-designate of Pakistan to Sri Lanka retired Major General Muhammad Saad Khattak, who called on him in Islamabad on Wednesday.
The President said that Pakistan attaches great importance to its fraternal relations with Sri Lanka, based on trust and mutual understanding.
He also highlighted that Pakistan is home to rich Buddhist civilization and heritage. Pakistan holds Vesak Festival every year, which is participated in by monks and academicians from Sri Lanka.
He also directed the High Commissioner-designate to work for promotion of tourism. He appreciated Sri Lankan Airline for operating on Karachi-Colombo and Lahore-Colombo sectors.
About Kashmir, he said Pakistan stands by their oppressed Kashmiri brethren and condemn the fascist Indian government for its inhuman treatment of its minorities.
He said India has manifested its fascist face in the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill passed by Indian Lok Sabha on Monday
He underscored that all High Commissioners must highlight the true perspective on Kashmir issue and Indian oppression there.
Meanwhile Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan has urged the world community to raise voice against worst human rights violations in occupied Kashmir and Indian controversial citizenship legislation.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, she said the citizenship bill has proven false India’s so called claims of being a democratic and a secular state.
Firdous Ashiq Awan said the day the world was marking international human rights day, India was openly breaching all the human rights laws by bringing the controversial citizenship bill.
She said this legislation is a blow to the rights of minorities and speaks volume of Modi government’s enmity towards Muslims.
The Special Assistant said this is not legislation but a sordid plot to impose Hindutva mindset on the entire region. This also amounts to interference in the internal matters of neighboring countries. – NNI

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