Pakistan will continue diplomatic, moral and political support for Kashmiris: PM Khan


ISLAMABAD: Prominent British Human Rights lawyer Clive Stafford and American International Law expert Eric Lewis called on Prime Minister Imran Khan Friday. SAPM Barrister Shahzad Akbar was also present during the meeting.
The worsening human rights violations by the Indian occupation forces in IOJ&K were discussed during the meeting.
Highlighting the plight of the innocent people of IOJ&K, the Prime Minister stated that the continuing humanitarian nightmare in IOJ&K is a test of the world’s conscience. The Prime Minister reiterated that the international community should act against the illegal annexation of IOJ&K by the Indian occupation forces.
The Prime Minister reaffirmed that Pakistan will continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to the just and legitimate struggle of the people of IOJ&K for the realization of their right to self-determination according to the UN Charter, UNSC Resolutions and in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiri people. NNI
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has reiterated the government’s resolve to provide a safe and secure environment to children.
He was chairing a high-level meeting in Islamabad on Friday in connection with stopping the crimes against children, especially their sexual exploitation.
The Prime Minister while dubbing the children as future of society said sexual exploitation of innocent children is disgraceful and regrettable for the whole society.
He observed that sexual crimes against children have witnessed an alarming increase in the era of modern technology.
The Prime Minister said due to social factors and various compulsions, parents avoid reporting such crimes to police or filing cases due to which criminals involved are not apprehended. He said government will take all possible steps to provide protection to children.
The meeting decided to establish a national database in the interior ministry on criminals with particular focus on child offenders.
This database will be available to all law enforcing agencies at federal and provincial levels.
Imran Khan directed the Ministry of Human Rights to finalize the national action plan to stop crimes against children in consultation and assistance with interior ministry and provincial governments in order to launch national crackdown on child pornography as well as assigning responsibilities to all stakeholders with timelines.
The Prime Minister also directed to strengthen the cybercrime wing of FIA to speedily dispose of complaints.
Imran Khan instructed to present recommendations under national action plan to make the laws more effective in order to provide safe environment to children as well as giving exemplary punishments to people involved in crimes against children.
The Prime Minister also emphasized that civil society and especially media needs to play a vibrant role for child protection and to save them from sexual crimes by raising awareness of child rights and sensitizing the parents and communities.
He was apprised that a special monitoring cell has been established in Punjab to keep an eye on crimes against children.
The meeting was informed that ‘Apna Bacha’ application has been prepared as per directions of the Prime Minister to immediately report the lost children to all IGs and senior officials.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated British counterpart Boris Johnson on his victory in the country’s national elections.
“Congratulations to Prime Minister Boris Johnson for his success in the UK General Elections. I look forward to working with him and continuing the cooperation between our two countries,” the premier said in a tweet.
Congratulations to Prime Minister Boris Johnson for his success in the UK General Elections. I look forward to working with him and continuing the cooperation between our two countries.
The Conservative Party on Friday won the majority of seats in the United Kingdom election, which will allow the UK to come out of the European Union in few weeks.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday inaugurated the national anti-polio drive of winter months in Islamabad Friday by administering anti-polio drops to children.
Addressing the ceremony in Islamabad on Friday, he said that 40 million children under five years of age will be administered anti-polio drops by 260,000 polio staff during the campaign.
The prime minister said Pakistan is among the very few countries that still have traces of polio, despite numerous successes rendered by polio staff. Imran Khan said polio is a crippling disease with lot of repercussions on the population. -NNI