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News and Current Affairs Channel's Special Programme in Collaboration with United Nations

UN Believes in Investing in Youth as Young People are Effective Agents of Change

Director United Nations Information Center in Pakistan Vittorio Cammarota said we believe investing in youth as young people are effective agents of change. While talking in the programme, he said the United Nations is working for zero hunger and sustainable development goals . He urged young Pakistani artists to develop some pieces of art talking about hunger and the United Nations will facilitate them.

Deputy Head of Swiss Development Cooperation Benedikt Hurzeler said art and culture play an important role in sustainable development and they are collaborating with different educational institutions in Pakistan to achieve this objective. He said art competitions are being arranged in paintings and sculpture and students can get them registered by 15th August this year.  

“India is avoiding dialogue with Pakistan to resolve outstanding issues including Kashmir, Siachen and Ser creek”: Sartaj

Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz says Pakistan is not shying away from dialogue with India and Indian Prime Minister's logic in this regard is beyond perception. Commenting on recent statement of Indian Prime Minister, he said, it is actually India which is shying away as it knows that it has to discuss Kashmir and other issues on the dialogue table. He said we have a format of comprehensive and composite dialogue with India that includes issues like people to people contact, visa and fishermen issue, trade and economic cooperation, Kashmir, Siachen and Sir Creek. Indian Army has stakes in Siachen and when last time both the governments reached an agreement, the Indian Army rejected it. In a recent interview, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says due to his diplomatic efforts, the world had seen India was not reluctant to engage with Pakistan . “Our approach has created difficulties for Pakistan , and they find it hard to respond on the matter in the international community,” said Modi.

Analyst

Lt. Gen. Retd. Talat Masood (Defense Analyst):

“It is an admitted fact that India ignores fundamental issues which halts the efforts of peace and stability. Pakistan seriously believes the dialogue as the only solution for unresolved bilateral issues and it wants revival of negotiations between the two countries. India has been using Pathankot incident as an excuse to suspend the dialogue process. There are plethora of issues including security matters, economic problems and many more, but suspension of dialogue is a major setback to bilateral relations. India is not willing to come on the dialogue table. Rather it is pressuring Pakistan without any just reasons. India wants to penalize and destabilize Pakistan for its unrelenting support to Kashmir cause.”

 


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