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PM Kakar suggests ICJ proceedings in opposition to Israel for its battle crimes



  • Underscores urgency for finish to ‘marketing campaign of terror,’ unconditional ceasefire, lifting of Gaza siege
  • Says resolution to battle is viable, sovereign state of Palestine on foundation of pre-June 1967 borders

RIYADH: Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar on Saturday steered that the Arab and Islamic nations ought to discover the potential for initiating proceedings on the Worldwide Courtroom of Justice (ICJ) in opposition to Israel for its battle crimes and crimes in opposition to humanity below the Genocide Conference and below the interim measures request.

The UN Secretary-Basic might be requested to determine a particular fee of inquiry to analyze Israel’s battle crimes and crimes in opposition to humanity since October 7, the prime minister mentioned throughout his tackle on the a Joint Arab Islamic Extraordinary Summit, which brings collectively leaders from the Arab and Islamic world to debate the present worsening state of affairs in Gaza and the long run technique.

The prime minister additional mentioned that they need to additionally demand for the institution of a global mechanism and name for a halt to unlawful settlements by Israel.

“We name for a political resolution for which it’s crucial that situations are created for a dialogue between the Palestinians and Israel to evolve a approach ahead via the two-state resolution,” he reiterated.

The prime minister mentioned {that a} everlasting resolution to the battle was within the institution of a safe, viable, contiguous and sovereign state of Palestine on the idea of pre-June 1967 borders with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its Capital and urged upon the Muslim nations to work in the direction of that finish.

Gaza urgently wanted reprieve and an instantaneous and full ceasefire, he mentioned, including Israel have to be pressured to halt its indiscriminate aerial bombardments and floor invasions in compliance with the worldwide humanitarian and human rights legal guidelines, and may guarantee fast lifting of the blockage and guarantee speedy and unhindered humanitarian help provide.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia hosted a Joint Arab Islamic Extraordinary Summit, which brings collectively leaders from the Arab and Islamic world to debate the present worsening state of affairs in Gaza and the long run technique.

The caretaker prime minister burdened that the Israeli occupation forces have been in clear violation of the worldwide humanitarian and human rights legislation, and their indiscriminate and disproportionate use of power amounted to battle crimes and crimes in opposition to humanity.

He referred to as on the worldwide group to carry Israel accountable for its crimes.

Prime Minister Kakar underscored the urgency of bringing an finish to Israel’s marketing campaign of terror with an instantaneous and unconditional ceasefire, lifting of the siege of Gaza, and speedy and unhindered humanitarian and aid help for the individuals of Gaza.

Israel as an occupying energy have to be reminded of its accountability to create situations for the pressing supply of meals, water, electrical energy and medical provides to Gaza, he burdened.

He additionally underlined that the foundation trigger of the present state of affairs was the perennial settler colonialism and denial of the best of self-determination of the Palestinian individuals. He reaffirmed Pakistan’s solidarity and help for the Palestinian individuals and their proper to self-determination.

The prime minister mentioned that some 70 years again the framers of the UN constitution pledged to save lots of the approaching generations from the scourge of future wars, however sadly, they have been witnessing one other battle in Gaza, ‘what’s worst, this battle is a genocide’.

He mentioned that their hearts bleed on the distressing pictures of the state of ladies and youngsters whereas the bombs have been dropped at hospitals, refugees camps and ambulances as Israel had turned Gaza right into a dwelling hell.

Israel’s incessant flouting of worldwide legal guidelines with impunity had few parallels in historical past, he mentioned, including “I condemn these atrocities within the strongest phrases.”

The prime minister additionally regretted the lack of human lives together with kids, ladies and the weak. He mentioned that the worldwide legal guidelines prohibited the infliction of deaths and destruction on harmless civilians and this bloodbath should cease.

He additionally appealed to the consciousness of all of the world leaders to right away guarantee ceasefire, and unhindered and full-scale humanitarian help to Gaza.

Prime Minister Kakar additionally appreciated the diplomatic and humanitarian efforts undertaken by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Turkiye, Egypt, Jordan and different nations of the area, to carry the escalating state of affairs below management.

He noticed that the large onus was on the UNSC members to rise above their variations and urgently carry out their main accountability of sustaining peace and safety within the area. “Human lives can’t be sacrificed on the altar of technicalities,” he burdened and in addition appreciated the UN Secretary-Basic for his requires restraint and pressing humanitarian efforts.

Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories was on the coronary heart of the present crises state of affairs, he mentioned, including the conflagration possessed the danger of engulfing your complete area.

The caretaker prime minister mentioned {that a} UN impartial human rights member, final month, had issued a public warning of the approaching threat of genocide of the Palestinian individuals by the hands of occupying forces.

The prime minister additionally referred to as upon the worldwide media to objectively cowl the continued carnage in Gaza. Injustices and brutal suppression of individuals’s rights may give rise to future wars and conflicts, he cautioned and mentioned with out an early resolution to the two-state, they may proceed witnessing comparable cycles of violence which might solely enlarge in scale.

The prime minister mentioned that they’d but to beat the shocks of Covid-related provide and chain disruptions, local weather change and battle in Ukraine, earlier than they stumbled into crises. He mentioned the billions throughout the globe sought peace and progress, peace and growth, “Our world can’t afford to be pushed into the brink.”

The prime minister additionally lauded the Saudi management and OIC Basic Secretary for convening the vital assembly.



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PTI rebuffs ‘claims’ Imran won’t contest intra-party polls



  • Says no resolution but on present chief’s withdrawal or his alternative
  • Marwat had inform media chief had determined to not contest polls attributable to authorized prohibitions

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf on Tuesday rebuffed ‘claims and speculations’ that chief Imran Khan, who’s at the moment incarcerated at Adiala jail, wouldn’t contest intra-party polls for the slot of social gathering chairman.

The assertion by the PTI was issued in response to 1 by a “senior chief”. Though the social gathering didn’t title the chief, earlier within the day PTI’s Sher Afzal Khan Marwat had said that Imran had determined to not contest the election for PTI chairman attributable to authorized prohibitions and his disqualification within the Toshakhana case.

Marwat, who was appointed a senior vice chairman of the social gathering final week, had made the remarks whereas talking to PTI social media representatives outdoors Adiala jail.

“Khan sahib himself has determined that he won’t contest the polls for the workplace of PTI chairman,” he had stated, including that this resolution was taken with consensus. Marwat stated the choice could be reversed as quickly because the disqualification was put aside.

Nonetheless, hours later, the PTI issued an announcement on social media platform X stating that it “strongly denies” hypothesis within the media on the difficulty. It additionally denied the claims by a “senior social gathering chief” about Imran not operating for social gathering chairman in intra-party elections.

“Discussions are ongoing on all of the vital points concerning the holding of intra-party elections,” the social gathering stated. It stated that no resolution was taken as but concerning withdrawing Imran from the election or nominating one other chief in his place.

The social gathering stated that as quickly because the management reached a conclusion on holding intra-party elections, the date and the number of candidates, the small print could be launched to the media.

In the meantime, Marwat caught by his assertion regardless of the social gathering’s denial. In response to the assertion issued by the PTI, Marwat stated that he had “examined the paradox”.

“No matter I’ve stated in my media discuss in regards to the intra-party election is an accurate assertion. The choices had been taken by the PTI chairman within the presence of Senator Ali Zafar, Barrister Gohar, Umair Niazi and myself,” he stated.

“I fail to know who’s behind the contradiction and why the deceptive assertion was issued. The media are suggested to confirm my assertion with the above individuals if you happen to don’t thoughts,” he added.

ECP verdict

Final week, the ECP dominated that the PTI intra-party polls weren’t clear, ordering the previous ruling social gathering to carry new elections if it needs to retain its “bat” image.

The PTI was by the fee to carry recent elections inside 20 days in a reserved verdict introduced on November 23.

Within the verdict, the ECP said that the PTI failed to carry free and truthful intra-party elections, including that the polls had been objectionable and controversial.

“PTI’s intra-party elections can’t be accepted,” said the decision, directing it to carry polls and submit the file inside seven days.

“If PTI fails to carry elections inside 20 days then it should face extreme penalties. In case of failure to carry [intra-party] elections, the [PTI] won’t be eligible to safe an election image,” stated the decision.

The ECP had issued notices to the PTI for not holding intra-party polls on August 2 and reserved its verdict on the matter on September 13.


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Ticket Distribution: PML-N committee interviews candidates for Pindi seats



RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) has began the method of interviews of potential candidates for the social gathering tickets for provincial and nationwide meeting constituencies for the upcoming common elections scheduled for February 8.

On this connection, the social gathering’s Divisional Coordinator Committee, headed by Senator Pervez Rashid, interviewed candidates for each the provincial and nationwide assemblies seats from Rawalpindi. The committee’s assembly happened on the residence of committee member Tahira Orangzaib.

In attendance on the assembly have been PML-N Rawalpindi Division President Malik Abrar, Ataullah Tarar, and Haneef Abbasi.

Interviews for candidates requesting social gathering tickets from 5 tehsils of Rawalpindi district, together with Metropolitan and Cantt areas, have been performed.

Yesterday, the Divisional Coordination Committee interviewed candidates for 2 nationwide and 5 provincial seats of Attock.

Later, the Divisional Coordination Committee will submit its proposals to the Central Parliamentary Board of PML-N, which resolve the ticket distribution. The committee will full the interviews of the candidates by November 29.


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Sindh police personnel arrested for extorting cricketer



KARACHI: At the least 4 police personnel had been arrested for allegedly extorting cricketer Sohaib Maqsood within the Sakrand space of Sindh on the directives of Sindh Inspector Common Raffat Raja.

On Monday night time, Maqsood took to X (previously Twitter) and stated that he was stopped by the police whereas travelling from Karachi to Multan by highway and was extorted by Sindh Police officers.

He additional wrote that the provincial police is “so corrupt” and that he’s “so fortunate” to dwell in Punjab.

In line with an announcement from Sindh Police, 4 policemen of Sakrand had been discovered concerned within the incident. The police spokesperson stated that authorized motion is being taken towards them and {that a} First Data Report (FIR) has been lodged.

The station head officer (SHO) of the police station and the chief clerk have additionally been suspended for negligence, the press assertion additional added.

The cricketer additionally claimed within the put up that regardless of informing the police officers that “we’re worldwide cricketers travelling to Multan after a match in Karachi”, the police officers nonetheless extorted Rs8,000 from them.

Maqsood added that the police had threatened to take them to the police station if he didn’t pay.

IGP Sindh, taking discover of the cricket’s predicament within the province, directed DIG Shaheed Benazirabad to research the matter instantly and submit an inquiry report back to him.

The incident

In his interview with a non-public TV channel, the sportsman revealed that he was travelling with one other cricketer round midnight when he was stopped by a pair of policemen demanding official paperwork of the automobile, two kilometres forward of the toll plaza in Sindh.

Maqsood added that the officers initially warned him of a Rs100,000 penalty for the utilization of high-beam lights. To this, the cricketer on tv stated: “I knowledgeable him that checking papers was not inside their jurisdiction, and if site visitors police had been to cease us, they might sometimes impose a wonderful of as much as Rs2,500.”

After this, the cricketer was threatened by them that he can be taken to the police station. “After negotiation, we gave him Rs8,000”, he commented and added: “This incident frightened us because it was nighttime and an remoted place.”


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