ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday paid tribute to Captain Karnal Sher Khan for his valour and bravado on the twenty third anniversary of his martyrdom.
Of their separate messages, the president and the prime minister stated the sacrifice of the nationwide hero, additionally the recipient of the best gallantry award Nishan-e-Haider, would at all times be remembered.
President Dr Arif Alvi stated the nation was indebted to the immense sacrifices rendered by the martyred troopers for the sovereignty of their motherland.
PM Sharif stated the nation paid wealthy tribute to Kargil struggle hero Captain Karnal Sher Khan on his twenty third martyrdom anniversary.
“The mountains of Kargil could not have seen such an act of valour when he led his troops to clear an important place because the enemy bullets rained.” he tweeted.
Muharram teaches to face agency in face of tyranny: speaker
ISLAMABAD: Nationwide Meeting Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf mentioned Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions had been the noblest fashions in preaching and practising the Islamic philosophy of endurance and sacrifice.
In his message on Youm-i-Ashura, Ashraf mentioned their unflinching religion in Allah and the Day of Judgment, their exemplary devotion, dauntless braveness, and unfailing endurance in the best way of Allah was a novel exhibition of the spirit of endurance and martyrdom described within the Quran.
The speaker mentioned the Battle of Karbala reminded us of the nice sacrifices of Hussain (RA) and his companions for the sake of fact and justice.
He mentioned it was our collective duty to face agency within the face of the tyrannical forces spreading chaos in society to realize their evil designs.
He mentioned one of the simplest ways to pay tribute to the martyrs of Karbala is to make a dedication on today to work and dedicate oneself to the event and power of the nation. “We’ve got to neglect our trivial variations and undertake the teachings of Islam and promote peace, safety and brotherhood,” he added.
The speaker termed the martyrdom of Hussain (RA) as an amazing sacrifice in opposition to falsehood, and mentioned it could be a beacon for many who would come till the Day of Judgment.
In the meantime, Deputy Speaker Zahid Akram Durrani, in a separate message, mentioned the battle was fought between the forces of fact and falsehood which might proceed to impart to Muslims a lesson of sustained battle in opposition to oppression.
He mentioned that is the trail that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) taught us to observe and his followers provided nice sacrifices. “Youm-i-Ashura reminds us the lesson of adherence to the reality, firmness of perception and being steadfast in opposition to tyranny,” he added.
Political, financial pursuits trump pursuit of human rights, freedom: diplomat
ANKARA: Political concerns and bilateral financial pursuits proceed to trump the pursuit of common respect for human rights, dignity, and freedom of everybody in all places, mentioned a prime Pakistan diplomat posted on the UN workplace in Geneva.
He mentioned there may be additionally a variety of approaches to the promotion of human rights whereby “civil and political rights are sometimes prioritized over social and financial rights.”
In an unique interview with Anadolu Company, Khalil Hashmi, Ambassador and Everlasting Consultant of Pakistan to the UN in Geneva, defined the importance of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the problems of Palestine and Kashmir, and the function of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
Whereas the UNHRC is a world custodian of human rights norms and ideas, Hashmi mentioned: “the devastating socio-economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic have introduced a level of consideration, however clearly, there’s a lengthy approach to go to make sure that all human rights, freedoms and wishes are accorded equal consideration.”
OIC PROJECTS RIGHTS, RAISES ISLAMOPHOBIA
Hashmi mentioned the Pakistani mission on the UNHRC is the OIC Coordinator in Geneva.
“On this capability, we seek the advice of, deliberate, develop widespread positions and coordinate our actions on a variety of human rights and humanitarian points,” he mentioned.
The designated diplomats share the OIC’s perspective by way of statements and participation in deliberations and negotiations on draft proposals the place “we undertaking the OIC’s views and priorities on the worrying state of affairs within the occupied Palestinian territory, Jammu and Kashmir, and (regarding) Rohingya Muslims, amongst others,” he mentioned.
“We make the most of the UNHRC platform to boost international consciousness about human rights impacts of the worldwide surge in Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hatred,” mentioned the highest Pakistani diplomat.
Earlier this yr, the UN adopted a decision proposed by the OIC and Pakistan to designate March 15 because the Worldwide Day to Fight Islamophobia.
On the Rohingya case on the Worldwide Court docket of Justice (ICJ), Hashmi mentioned the OIC “absolutely stands by Gambia’s efforts to carry justice to the Rohingya Muslims.”
“The OIC has established an ad-hoc ministerial committee in assist of those authorized efforts. We hope the ICJ’s verdict advances the reason for justice, accountability, and treatment for the Rohingya individuals,” he added.
The ICJ is listening to a case filed by the West African nation towards Myanmar over its alleged genocide of the Rohingya, described by the UN as “essentially the most persecuted minority on the earth.”
THREE OBJECTIVES BEHIND REVOCATION OF KASHMIR AUTONOMY
Pointing to the third anniversary of India’s “unlawful and unilateral actions in occupied Jammu and Kashmir,” the Pakistani diplomat mentioned the August 5, 2019 transfer by New Delhi has “three main aims.”
“First is to vary the demographic construction of the occupied territory by remodeling the indigenous Kashmiri inhabitants right into a minority,” mentioned Hashmi.
“Second is to change the internationally acknowledged standing of Jammu and Kashmir as a disputed territory, and third is to disenfranchise the Kashmiri individuals from exercising their inalienable proper to self-determination, granted to them by a number of UN Safety Council resolutions.”
Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since their independence in 1947 however is claimed by each in its entirety. The South Asian nuclear-armed nations have been to conflict 3 times over the disputed area.
In August 2019, New Delhi revoked Kashmir’s semi-autonomous standing and break up the UN-designated disputed territory into two federal territories.
Hashmi mentioned Pakistan has declared August 5 as “Exploitation Day.”
“The observance of this present day is geared toward drawing international consideration to Indian defiance of worldwide regulation. The aim can also be to shine a light-weight on the grave impression of those illegal actions on the train of the Kashmiri individuals’s fundamental civil, political, financial, social, and cultural rights,” he mentioned.
Hashmi mentioned Pakistan appears to be like ahead to nations, UN human rights equipment, worldwide media, and civil society “taking cognizance of India’s willful disregard of universally agreed norms of human rights, democracy and the rule of regulation and elevating their voices for the Kashmiri individuals’s basic rights and dignity.”
He warned that the current state of human rights “within the area could be very grave.”
“Contemplating that India has didn’t uphold the rights and freedoms of the Kashmiri individuals and blocked any unbiased scrutiny of or entry to exterior observers, this case, due to this fact, meets any goal standards for preventive actions,” he mentioned, citing a warning issued by Genocide Watch — a US-based international monitor on conflicts.
To deal with the “disaster state of affairs” in Kashmir, Hashmi mentioned the UN Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights can “train her prevention mandate, for instance, to publish an up to date Kashmir Report.”
The UN Excessive Commissioner has printed two Kashmir stories, in 2018 and 2019.
“For the reason that human rights state of affairs has deteriorated considerably for the reason that publication of the final OHCHR report in July 2019, there may be benefit in producing an up to date report,” he emphasised.
Referring to the UN Safety Council resolutions on Kashmir, Hashmi mentioned it’s clearly stipulated in Article 25 of the UN Constitution, which obliges all UN member states to simply accept and perform the Safety Council’s selections.
“These resolutions are a part of the compendium of worldwide regulation. These resolutions clearly present that the ultimate disposition of the State of Jammu and Kashmir is to be decided by way of a UN-supervised plebiscite,” he mentioned.
“These resolutions are additionally clear, i.e. the UN Safety Council has unequivocally reaffirmed the Kashmiri individuals’s inalienable proper to self-determination,” he mentioned.
Hashmi mentioned the first impediment within the implementation of the UN resolutions on Kashmir “is India’s persistent defiance and non-compliance with these resolutions, which is strengthened by the silence of some international locations as a result of prioritization of pursuits over ideas.”
POWERFUL COUNTRIES SHIELD ISRAEL FROM SCRUTINY
Within the case of Palestine, Ambassador Hashmi mentioned the OIC international locations and certainly international locations from different areas in addition to civil society organisations “have been constant in calling out Israel’s grave violations of worldwide human rights and humanitarian legal guidelines.”
He mentioned the UNHRC has adopted a number of resolutions, held particular emergency periods, and established a number of mechanisms such because the Fee of Inquiry to analyze and doc Israel’s human rights abuses.
The human rights case of the Palestinian individuals from the worldwide regulation and multilaterally mandated mechanisms is obvious, he mentioned, including “sadly, as within the case of the Indian occupation and suppression of the Kashmiris, highly effective states proceed to protect Israel from international scrutiny and accountability.”
“We urge international locations to assessment their place and insurance policies, uphold the universally agreed norms and ideas throughout the board, and guarantee constant utility of worldwide regulation and ideas,” Hashmi mentioned.
“This stays a piece in progress so far as deterrence is worried, and if historical past is any information, each tyranny has an expiry date.”
High TTP militant reported useless in Afghanistan bomb blast
ISLAMABAD/KABUL: A blast in jap Afghanistan led to the dying on Sunday of Omar Khalid Khorasani, a prime chief of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) whose suicide bombings killed greater than 300 folks, in line with a number of stories quoting senior intelligence officers.
Khorasani’s Jamaat ul-Ahrar (JuA), a splinter faction of the TTP, is without doubt one of the dozens of armed militant factions — together with al-Qaeda and the so-called Islamic State — working in Afghanistan.
Khorasani was amongst 4 commanders of the militant group killed within the blast in jap Paktika province.
Born Abdul Wali, Khorasani was travelling with Hafiz Dawlat, Mufti Hassan and his “son-in-law” (whose identification is but to be ascertained) within the province on the border with Pakistan when their automobile was hit by a roadside bomb on Sunday night, The Khorasan Diary, a web-based journalists-run platform, stated.
Quoting a TTP spokesperson, the platform confirmed Khorasani’s dying, including it was anticipating a “detailed assertion”.
BREAKING: The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman has confirmed the dying of Omar Khalid Khorasani, a Senior Commander of the TTP from Mohmand. “An in depth assertion can be issued quickly” stated Muhammad Khorasani.
— The Khorasan Diary (@khorasandiary) August 8, 2022
The 4 commanders had been stated to be residing in Afghanistan’s Kunar and Nangarhar provinces. They had been travelling to Paktika’s Birmal district “for session”, sources instructed Gandhara.
In accordance with Gandhara, Hassan was amongst almost a dozen TTP commanders who pledged allegiance to ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who was killed in a US raid in Syria in 2019. Whereas, Dawlat was thought-about to be an necessary TTP commander and a confidant of Khorasani.
In October 2017, it was extensively reported that Khorasani had been killed by a suspected US drone assault in Afghanistan. Nevertheless, he emerged alive and a yr later, the US put him on its Rewards For Justice needed record with a $3 million bounty on his head.
There was no speedy remark from Afghanistan’s Taliban authorities, the TTP or Islamabad.
The information comes at a time when Pakistan is involved with the group’s management to debate a peace settlement. A truce has already been in place between the TTP and Pakistan Military for the previous two months.
Born in a village known as Lakaro within the Mohmand tribal area, Khorasani began out as an anti-India man preventing in occupied Kashmir, in line with a long-time buddy who spoke to Reuters on situation of anonymity.
He later joined the TTP in 2007 to battle the federal government to ascertain strict Islamic legislation.
In 2014, Khorasani left the TTP after a management quarrel to type JuA. The group gained consideration in September 2014 when it introduced it was supporting Islamic State and rejecting the principle TTP management.
By March 2015, nonetheless, the group was once more swearing loyalty to the principle TTP umbrella management.
Nonetheless, JuA by no means particularly disavowed Islamic State both, and a number of other assaults inside Pakistan have been claimed by each teams.
In 2016, america designated JuA as a terrorist group.
Michael Kugelman, deputy director of the Asia Programme on the Wilson Analysis Centre suppose tank, recalled that Khorasani’s dying had been reported a number of occasions prior to now.
Khorasani was a significant determine in TTP and his dying can be a “massive blow” to the group, he stated on Twitter.
Omar Khalid Khorasani, a prime TTP chief, has reportedly been killed in Afghanistan. Enormous blow to TTP, if true (he’s been wrongly reported useless prior to now). Main determine throughout the group. Brutal past phrases. And by the way he as soon as claimed to have sheltered Ayman Al-Zawahiri.
— Michael Kugelman (@MichaelKugelman) August 7, 2022
He described the commander as “brutal past phrases”.
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