Call for "huge global support" for Pakistan's flood calamity from the PM and UN Secretary-General
By Staff Reporter
ISLAMABAD: On Friday, Pakistan's Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres encouraged the international community to provide the country a lot of support as it battled catastrophic floods. At a joint press conference held today at the National Flood Response and Coordination Centre (NFRCC), the UN Secretary-General stated that the international community needed to increase its help to Pakistan in the aftermath of the natural calamity. He was flanked by PM Shehbaz Sharif. During their visit to the NFRCC, PM Sharif and Secretary-General Guterres received a briefing on the flood situation in the nation. Along with recommending support for flood relief efforts, the UN Secretary-General emphasised debt relief for Pakistan in order to aid that nation in overcoming a number of obstacles, particularly those related to economic stability. In an earlier global plea to fund $160 million for Pakistan's flood victims, Guterres declared that collaborative efforts were necessary to help the nation deal with the effects of climate change. He claimed that Pakistan was suffering the detrimental repercussions of the phenomenon of natural catastrophes notwithstanding its small contribution to climate change. According to him, it is very crucial that other nations mobilise assistance for Pakistan in the wake of the terrible monsoon, especially those that are major emitters of carbon dioxide. "Pakistan is the target today, but any other nation could be it tomorrow. It is a matter of fairness to mobilise money for Pakistan, he claimed. The Secretary-General praised the government, army, and NGOs for cooperating in a "amazing fashion" and claimed that Pakistan was experiencing a "exceptional natural tragedy". Guterres declared that he will keep speaking out on behalf of the flood-affected population and the Pakistani government. As someone who has worked with Pakistan for 17 years during which time the nation has shown incredible kindness to Afghan refugees for decades, he remarked, "Pakistan is in my heart."
Missing person’s case: PM assured to solve the issue
By Staff Reporter
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif appeared in the Islamabad High Court and assured to solve the issue of missing persons. Islamabad High Court CJ Athar Minullah today heard the petitions filed for the recovery of Mudassar Naro and other missing persons. Strict security arrangements were made on the occasion of the Prime Minister's appearance. Relatives of the missing persons reached the court to hear the case, the young son of the missing journalist Mudassar Naro was also present in the court room where Shahbaz Sharif met him, meanwhile Amina Masood also reached the court. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif appeared before the Islamabad High Court in the case of missing persons. PM's assurance to solve the missing person’s case. He said that they are answerable to the people and Allah Ta'ala. The CJ remarked that it is the responsibility of the state to redress their sufferings. The country's problems will be solved when the constitution is fully restored. IHC CJ said that the commission of missing persons and its proceedings which came out are very painful, it is the responsibility of the state to solve their problems. IHC CJ further said that the concerns of Baloch students are coming to the fore in this court, there should not be an impression that the law enforcement agencies are picking up citizens, this impression affects our national security, and the political leadership has addressed this issue. PM said in his statement that it was my duty to appear on the request of the court UN Secretary General is in Pakistan. He said that the child said, "Reunite my father with me. This sentence of the child was very disturbing for me. I will not waste any opportunity to fulfill my responsibility. I assure you that I will reunite the missing persons with their families.
Islamabad: Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue, Miftah Ismail presided over a meeting on the issue of payments to Chinese IPPs, at Finance Division.
SKN Trust puts smiles on the faces of flood victims
By Staff Reporter
ISLAMABAD: A famous philanthropist Editor in Chief Pakistan Group of Newspapers and Chairman Roze TV Sardar Khan Niazi has sent teams of SKN Trust to all flood-hit areas and they are working for the welfare of the needy. These teams are on a mission to rescue flood victims by providing food, tents, and medical camps and its volunteers are going beyond every limit to help victims and put smiles on their faces. SKN Trust has launched flood relief programs against the backdrop of devastating rains and landslides that have affected millions of people in different parts of Pakistan. SKN Trust is holistic, with a multi-sectoral approach covering the thematic clusters of food security and agriculture, health, nutrition, education, protection, shelter and non-food items, water, sanitation, and hygiene. SKN Trust is focusing on the needs of millions of people, with flood response activities amounting to a massive amount excelling at times foreign NGOs donations. Its volunteers are working even in the remotest flood-hit areas where all roads stand drowned. SKN Trust is complementing the relief work started by the government agencies, and local and foreign NGOs with its characteristic generosity and philanthropic spirit through its own resources without accepting funds or donations from anyone. SKN Trust's response has been swift. It has released funds, including in the form of immediate cash relief. Its teams are out in the rain and water, saving lives and giving relief to those who have lost everything. SKN Trust is committed to assisting the affected communities in these unprecedented floods in Pakistan. In a coordinated response, its teams have reached the most vulnerable and affected populations, providing access to essential commodities for them.
The efforts of SK Niazi paid off
By Staff Reporter
ISLAMABAD: The efforts of the country's well-known political analyst Sardar Khan Niazi paid off, the Islamabad High Court took notice of the news broadcast on Roze TV and published in Pakistan Group of Newspapers about the missing persons. Sardar Khan Niazi Editor in Chief of Pakistan Group of Newspapers and chairman of Roze news had raised the issue of missing persons before, due to which the High Court took notice yesterday.
Nong Rong visited Air Chief Marshal
By Staff Reporter
ISLAMABAD: Nong Rong, the Chinese ambassador, visited Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu in his office. Along with regional developments, a number of significant subjects of shared interest were reviewed. Air Marshal gave a general overview of PAF's modernization efforts to acquire operational capacity in modern air, space, and cyberspace warfare in accordance with the PAF's operational construct.
When India will come to its senses?
By Sardar Khan Niazi
Since Narendra Modi came to power in India, his main goal appears to proceed with hatred against Muslims and to make their lives exceedingly hard. He launched a campaign to treat Muslims not only with discrimination but also to ban their entry into India. That was the reason that Narendra Modi had The Citizenship (Amendment) Act in 2019 passed, which provided a path for all religions of the world to become Indian citizens except Muslims. It allowed entry in India to only those who had entered India by 31 December 2014. Being a nasty bid, it failed to treat all minorities equally and fairly. It was a clear attempt to declare Muslims as second-class citizens. India’s own citizens condemned this policy. Most of the intellectuals of India have abhorred the idea of Hindutva as it is discriminatory and goes against the Indian constitution. A great intellectual of India and internationally famous writer, Arundhati Roy, has written that this ‘marks the moment when a deeply flawed, fragile democracy has transitioned openly and brazenly into a criminal, Hindu-fascist enterprise with tremendous rightist support’. She adds that the Indians now appear to be ruled by gangsters fitted out as Hindu godmen, in whose book, ‘Muslims are public enemy number one. Let it be mentioned here that Arundhati Roy has been described as “the conscience of India” in Time’s 2014 list of 100 most Influential people. Therefore, she has a voice that has significance. The UN Human Rights commissioner has also called the Indian law of 2019 “fundamentally discriminatory in nature.” The political circles of the world at large have also condemned Modi's policy. In India, Muslims are discriminated against among all the rest of the nations of the world. This reveals the hidden motives of Modi to make the lives of the Muslims miserable in India and also to stop their future entry into that country, so that they may become extinct one day. It evidently is a symbol that a country that is home to the largest Muslim population outside of Muslim- majority countries -- nearly 220 million and 14.45% of India’s total population -- breaks the foundation of India as a secular state. Hinduism is the name given to the most ancient religion on the Indian subcontinent, and Hindutva is the name by which the ideology of the Hindu right, represented by the political party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is known. Narendra Modi’s history shows that he is a life-long member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a paramilitary Hindu Nationalist Organization founded in 1927 and inspired by the fascist movement of Europe. Adolf Hitler was their greatest hero. Just as the Fascists of Germany took great pride in their racial superiority and purged their country of the Jewish minority, the same way RSS have faith in their Hindu superiority and believe that one day it will eliminate all entities other than Hindus from Indian soil. The murder of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948 by a former RSS member for being too soft on Muslims shows the height of their hatred. The followers of RSS, dominated by upper-caste Hindus have since led many vicious assaults on minorities. In 2002 when Modi was Chief Minister of Gujerat, a train carrying pilgrims was returning after the destruction of the Babri Mosque in Ayodhya when it caught fire, and 57 persons were burnt alive. Under a retaliatory order of Modi, the Hindu mobs of Gujerat ran amok and massacred 2000 Muslims raping their women and displacing thousands from their houses. At such a gruesome occurrence, Modi never felt sorry and arrogantly remarked that ‘To every action, there is a reaction.’ Modi has made India a theocratic state. When India will come to its senses?
A day later, I heard of Irfan's arrest and handcuffing: Imran
By Staff Reporter
SLAMABAD: Senator Irfan Siddiqui was pulled up from his home and handcuffed during my administration, according to former PM Imran, however I was completely unaware of this episode. I recently learned through the media that eminent thinker Irfan Siddiqui had been detained at his home. This is what the newly elected prime minister stated to reporters on Thursday during his appearance at the Islamabad High Court. He was questioned about if he now understands that what happened to Irfan Siddiqui was improper. Imran Khan claimed that I learned of Siddiqui's arrest one day later. There should be an official investigation into this case, or better yet, a commission should be established to uncover the truth and identify individuals accountable for this despicable crime. He also stated, in casual chat with journalists, that I learned of the kidnapping of another journalist, Matiullah Jan, after the fact. If a crime has been committed, the law and the constitution should be followed. The former PM further claimed that although he was unaware of numerous events that took place during his term in office, the government was held accountable and we bore the burden. It is completely inappropriate.
ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China Nong Rong, called on Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force at Air Headquarter.