Kashmir leaders condemn killing of unarmed civilians by Indian forces
ISLAMABAD: Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, Kashmir leaders condemn killing of unarmed civilians by Indian forces is the worst kind of state terrorism unleashed by India in the territory.
Syed Ali Gilani addressed the participants of funeral of a civilian youth, Amir Hamid Lone, in Kangan via telephone from his residence in held Srinagar.
Amir Hamid Lone was a resident of Kangan, Gandarbal district, who after succumbed to his injuries, last day, after battling for 13 days for his life. He was hit by bullet fired by Indian forces on protesters in the area on April 3.
Gilani paid tributes to the martyred youth and condemned the unwarranted action by the Indian forces on people. “Killing unarmed civilians is the worst kind of state terrorism and the people of Kashmir are facing it over the past seven decades,” Gilani said.
He urged people to boycott all upcoming elections and remain faithful to the Kashmir “nourished by the sacred blood of our martyrs.”
Hurriyat forum Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in his statement expressed his grief over the death of Amir Lone. The Mirwaiz in his twitter message wrote: “Deeply grieved as Aamir Lone (21) shot at by forces during Gowhar, a youth killed in Kangan during an earlier protest, funeral at Kangan succumbed to his injuries after battling for life for 13 days. We lost one more budding youth to Indian states aggressive military approach to deal with Kashmir dissent!”
Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik while expressing his heartfelt grief and sorrow over the loss of yet another budding young Kashmiri Amir Ahmad Lone said that the killing was a glaring example of the fact that Kashmiri blood was cheap and valueless in the eyes of oppressors and tyrants.
He said Kashmiri blood is being spilled on roads from Shopian to Kulgam and Sonawari to Handwara and Bandipora to Kangan, but international community remains a silent spectator.
A JKLF delegation led by Bashir Ahmad Rather visited Kangan and participated in the funeral prayers of martyr Amir Ahmad Lone.
Liberation leader, Mushtaq-ul-Islam while taking a strong note of unending incidents of bloodshed in Kashmir called for an immediate end to the civilian killings and other human rights abuses in the territory.
Earthquake 2005 Kashmiri victims need help
ISLAMABAD: The devastating earthquake of 8th October 2005 played havoc in the country and the nation stood firm to respond in a befitting manner whereas the earthquake’s Kashmiri victims need the help of Pakistanis for their rehabilitation.
Talking to the Media, chairman Tehreek Jawanan Pakistan (TJP) Mohammad Abdullah Gul said the nation behaved in an unprecedented manner during the calamity as Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) were badly hit by the earthquake. “People transported aid goods in their Landcruisers and Mercedes to the disaster-hit areas of AJK and other districts. They supported Kashmiris with all their resources which is commendable,” he remarked.
“Pakistanis proved the relationship of jugular vein with Kashmiris as said by Quaid-e-Azam during the earthquake of 2005 which taught us many lessons as people discovered miseries and pains of disaster-hit Kashmiri’s,” he added.
He said at present there is serious need to rehabilitate the dilapidated roads, houses and other infrastructure destroyed during the earthquake of 2005 where citizens are still living in a poor condition.
Abdullah Gul claimed that the relation between Kashmiri’s and Pakistanis is of love and brotherhood which should be strengthened.
“The Kashmiri’s migrating Occupied Jammu and Kashmir should be treated as heroes, not mohajirs (refugees) as they have faced unprecedented atrocities of brutal Indian forces,” he said.
Chairman TJP urged that the Kashmiris are still looking towards the Pakistani nation for support to overcome their deprivations and problems.
Chinese academics meet KU Vice Chancellor
KARACHI: A six-member delegation of academics from China met VC of the University of Karachi (KU) Prof Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Khan at his office.
The delegation was led by Dean of Tsinghua University, Prof. Yan Xuetong, said a statement issued today. The visit was aimed at taking the opinion of the intellectual community on what measures should be taken to further improve bilateral relations between Pakistan and China, and the beneficial effects of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Speaking on the occasion the VC held that there was a strong cultural linkage between Pakistani and Chinese nations which must be improved and such policies must be devised. He said the CPEC was a historic and one of the most important milestones in Pak-China relations which will not only provide immense employment opportunities to Pakistani citizens but underdeveloped areas of the country will also experience massive development.
The VC hoped that the CPEC would play a vital role in the eradication of poverty from the country. According to him, Pakistan will take technological help from China, and CPEC is an important change maker with regards to the political economy on the global front.
Masood assures upholding merit in AJK Varsities
MUZAFFARABAD: President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Muhammad Masood Khan Thursday said that AJK government was focusing on promoting research, innovation and modern education in the universities in order to compete with international and regional level.
The president who is also the chancellor of AJK’s Universities made these remarks while chairing the 11th senate meeting of University of Poonch (UOP) Rawalakot on Thursday, said a press release issued by his office here.
He said the government was aiming to make the region’s universities seats of education excellence by upholding merit in admissions, promotions, and recruitments and assured that best faculty will be made available for students to achieve the academic goal.
He expressed satisfaction over the overall progress made by the universities so for and emphasized on introducing various subjects and disciplines relevant to current and future demands of the growing job market.
The President on inquiry about the delay in completion of Choota Gala campus of UOP told that the matter has been taken up with concern departments and construction work will soon be re-initiated.
The vice chancellor assured the president that the construction work will be completed within the stipulated time period and the campus will cater the modern academic needs of the students.
Emphasizing the need to build centers of academic excellence, Masood said that an environment of research and innovation must be promoted in the higher education institutions to compete at national and international level.
He stressed a close liaison between universities and industry to ensure appropriate placement of graduates in the field after completion of their education.
The meeting attended by senior members of the Senate also brought to light various issues related to the university. The vice-chancellor professor Dr. Rasool Jan presented the annual report of the university to the president.