Foreign Office Weekly News Briefing –Continued Indian Oppression against innocent Kashmiris Poses Grave threat to the Regional Peace
Nafees Zakaria urges the international community to take notice of the atrocities being perpetrated by the Indian troops and grave human rights violations in the Occupied Kashmir.
Resolution of Kashmir issue in accordance with the wishes of Kashmiris and UN resolutions is the only way for durable peace in the region. Recent offer of mediation by US Ambassador to the United Nations testifies the fact that Indian's stubbornness has jeopardized the regional peace. Islamic Military Alliance is focused on combating terrorism and is not against any country.
Analyst on Telephone:
Mishal Yasin Malik (Hurriyet Leader)
India considers itself as democratic champion whereas it is not giving the Kashmiri people their right to self-determination. Kashmiris are forced to cast votes on gun point which is against the human rights. Pakistan is continuing its moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmir cause. United States must have to impose sanctions. There should be lawyers' group that could effectively take Kashmir issue and Indian brutalities on international organizations.
Pakistan lauds the Chinese diplomatic and materialistic support to Pakistan in its fight against terrorism
Talking to a high level Chinese delegation headed by Chairman of National Committee of Chinese Peoples' Political Consultative Conference Yu Zhengsheng in Islamabad, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says close cooperation between the two Parliaments will contribute towards further strengthening the friendly relations between Pakistan and China. The visit of delegation will establish institutional linkages between the Parliaments of Pakistan. China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and its related projects symbolize the people-centric approach of the two countries and their resolve for regional connectivity.
Pakistan Proposes Establishment of Bilateral Chamber of Commerce to Further Develop the Bilateral Economic Relations with Germany
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed desire to further enhance bilateral economic ties with Germany. Talking to German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Muller in Islamabad, he says Pakistan and Germany enjoy friendly relations characterized by shared perceptions and multifaceted cooperation. He apprises the German Minister of Pakistan's significant improvement in economic and security realms. The German Minister expresses the confidence to further strengthen cooperation with Pakistan in diverse fields.
Analyst on Telephone:
Hamayun Iqbal Shami (Chairman, Pakistan Economic Forum)
Germany is having a big economy in Europe with large industrial sector as well. Pakistan will definitely welcome Germany’s desire to be part of CPEC. Every country is expressing willingness to be the part of this mega project. Pakistan will have an easy access to international markets through this corridor and could improve its exports. Pakistan and Germany are enjoying friendly relations. Pakistan has proposed the establishment of bilateral Chamber of Commerce with Germany to improve economic relations which is a positive development.
Host: Waqas Saleem
Co-host: Ghina & Zahra