Address of the Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen Marzari at a webinar on “Commemoration of International Year for the elimination of Child Labour”

Islamabad, June 18, 2021 (PPI-OT):The Federal Minister for Human Right's Dr. Shireen Mazari, spoke in an online webinar marking the Commemoration of International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, organized by the UNDP. The Minister outlined the Government's efforts to protect the rights of children through institutional mechanisms, evidence generation, awareness campaigns, and legal and policy reform. In her address, Dr. Mazari stated that "child labour is a violation of Pakistan's Constitution, which forbids children under 14 from undertaking hazardous work". She stressed that COVID-19 has exacerbated socio-economic inequalities globally, but the Government is taking proactive measures to ensure

Foreign Minister’s meeting with Palestinian Foreign Minister on the sidelines of Antalya Diplomacy Forum on 18 June 2021

Islamabad, June 18, 2021 (PPI-OT):Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi met with Palestinian Foreign Minister Dr. Riyad Al Maliki on the sidelines of the Antalya Diplomacy Forum on 18 June 2021. During the meeting, Foreign Minister Qureshi reiterated Pakistan’s unwavering support for the Palestinian cause and underscored the importance of two-State solution based on pre-1967 borders under the relevant UNSC resolutions for sustainable peace in the region. He also expressed strong concerns on the latest Israeli strikes against Gaza after the recent ceasefire. Foreign Minister Maliki briefed Foreign Minister Qureshi on the latest situation in Palestinian Occupied Territories. He also

Modi regime’s ill-designs exposed before IIOJK people: APHC

Jammu, June 18, 2021 (PPI-OT):In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference President for Jammu province, Mir Shahid Saleem, has expressed deep concern over the deteriorating geo-political and socio-economic condition of the territory. Mir Shahid Saleem in a statement issued in Jammu said that the ill designs of the Modi-led fascist Indian government have been exposed before the people of Kashmir belonging to different religions, regions and communities. The APHC leader denounced the fragmentation of a disputed territory against the will of its people, deprivation of the political space and rights to the resistance leadership, division

Kashmir dispute main hurdle to peace in region

Srinagar, June 18, 2021 (PPI-OT):In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, senior Hurriyat leader, Professor Abdul Ghani Butt, has said that Kashmir is the core dispute between Pakistan and India which is the main hurdle to peace between the two countries of the region. Professor Abdul Ghani Butt talking to different delegations from Pulwama, Sopore and Patten that met him at his residence in Sopore said that the Kashmiri people were rendering unprecedented sacrifices for a sacred cause. He said Pakistan has always supported the Kashmir freedom movement, particularly on diplomatic and political fronts, for which the Kashmiris are thankful

Two families lost breadwinners to Indian state terrorism in Sopore

Srinagar, June 18, 2021 (PPI-OT):In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, two families of Sopore lost their breadwinners to the Indian state terrorism. Indian police resorted to firing in a vindictive action after two of their personnel were killed and three others injured in an attack by unknown persons in Aarampora in Sopore town on Saturday, killing three civilians including Manzoor Ahmed Shalla and Bashir Ahmad Pahloo. ‘It has been few days since I lost my husband. My world has collapsed, like my soul has been ripped apart. I can’t even console my son and tell him where his father

Deputy Speaker briefed about JKSDMI’s work to highlight Kashmir dispute

Islamabad, June 18, 2021 (PPI-OT):The Jammu Kashmir Self-Determination Movement International (JKSDMI) Chairman, Raja Najabat Hussain, and the President of Youth Parliament of Pakistan, Ubaid-ul-Rehman Qureshi met the Deputy Speaker of National Assembly, Muhammad Qasim Khan Suri, in his Chamber. The JKSDMI Chairman, Raja Najabat Hussain briefed the Deputy Speaker about the work of his organization and Youth Parliament of Pakistan on the Kashmir dispute in Pakistan and abroad. They discussed the future activities of 13th July, Kashmir Martyrs’ Day, and International Parliamentarians Conference to be held on 4th August on the eve of the completion of two years to India’s

Attackers fire upon a car in Bijbehara

Srinagar, June 18, 2021 (PPI-OT):In Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, unknown attackers fired upon the vehicle of a civilian in Hasanpora, Bijbehara area of South Kashmir’s Islamabad district. The car belongs to one Bilal Ahmad who is a contractor. Bilals’s son, a minor, who was in the vehicle at the time of attack, received minor injuries. For more information, contact: Kashmir Media Service Phone: +92-51-4435548, +92-51-4435549 Fax: +92-51-4861736 Email: Website:

Qazi Nisar remembered on the eve of his martyrdom anniversary

Srinagar, June 18, 2021 (PPI-OT):In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, rich tributes were paid to Shaheed Dr Qazi Nisar Ahmed on the eve of his 27th martyrdom anniversary. According to Kashmir Media Service, Dr Qazi Nisar was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Dialgam in Islamabad on June 19 in 1994. Public meetings were held in Islamabad, Kulgam, Shopian, Pulwama and Ganderbal districts, today, in connection with the martyrdom anniversary of Qazi Nisar. Speakers of these events reaffirmed the Kashmiris’ resolve to continue their freedom struggle till complete success. Various religious scholars belonging to Jammu and Kashmir Ummat-e-Islami paid

Nepali domestic worker killed in India

New Delhi, June 18, 2021 (PPI-OT):A Nepali domestic worker was killed in the Indian state of Himachal Pardesh. The deceased employee, identified as Bheem, was ruthlessly beat up and thrashed by house owner, Shyam Singh Lath in his house located in Shimla. He was not admitted to the hospital, causing his condition to deteriorate, resulting in his death. An eyewitness, Prem Singh, told police that he saw Shyam Singh Lath beating the worker, near Shimla washing centre behind Devi Maud, on Theog Matiyana road, with an iron rod a few days back and later came to know that the worker