Firdous lauds media for highlighting Kashmir issue

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan says people belonging to various walks of life are participating in the Kashmir solidarity campaign with zeal to show their support for Kashmiri brethren.

Addressing a news conference at Governor House in Lahore on Saturday, she said Prime Minister Imran Khan has formed a vocal group to strengthen solidarity with the people of occupied Kashmir.

She said weekly meetings of the group will be held in which policies about the Kashmir issue will be formulated and recommendations made.

The Special Assistant said the Prime Minister will address the nation this week. She said a Kashmir Solidarity day will be observed soon to express solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiris and to convey a message of unity, harmony and commitment to the world.

Firdous Ashiq Awan praised the media for its projection of the Kashmir issue and highlighting the atrocities of Indian troops against innocent Kashmiris.

She said all minorities in Pakistan, including Sikhs, Hindus and Christians have expressed solidarity with the Kashmiris in their struggle for freedom.

She expressed regret over the silence of international community over the atrocities of the Indian forces against innocent Kashmiris.

She said we have to sensitize the human rights organization which are keeping a mum over the Kashmir situation.

About economic situation of the country, the Special Assistant on Information said as a result of the prudent economic policies of the government, the national economy is moving in the right direction.

She said in view of the global warming, Prime Minister has launched Clean and Green Pakistan programme under which ten billion trees will be planted throughout the country.

She said under the directives of Prime Minister, massive plantation is being undertaken and 192 points have been set up in the country for provision of free of costs plants to the public.

She urged media to widely participate in the national plantation drive to make Pakistan clean and pollution free.

Addressing the press conference, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar said the opening of Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh yatrees is a historic step of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

He said all minorities enjoy equal rights in Pakistan as per the constitution.

The Governor said Sikh conventions will be held in Lahore and Nanka Sahib on the occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak.

He said first such convention will be held at Governor House in Lahore in which Sikhs form all over the world will participate.

Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar said all out measures will be taken to safeguard the rights of minorities enabling them to perform their rituals and rites according to their faith.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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