FM condemns conviction of Yasin Malik by Indian court

FM calls upon Int’l Community, UN, HR organizations to exhort India to stop this grave injustice against Yasin Malik


Islamabad: Minister for Foreign Affairs Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has strongly condemned the fallacious conviction of Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Yasin Malik by Indian court on fabricated charges.

In a statement, he said Yasin Malik is the most prominent and respected voice among Hurriyat leaders in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and his firm resolve against decades of Indian oppression cannot be shaken by such travesties of justice.

Demanding acquittal of Yasin Malik, the Foreign Minister said fabricated charges against him must be dropped and he should be released forthwith and allowed to reunite with his family.

He called upon the international community, the United Nations and the human rights organizations to exhort India to stop this grave injustice against Yasin Malik.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said India must also release all political prisoners and stop egregious human rights violations in the Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

He said India must know that it cannot forever prevent the Kashmiri people from exercising their right to self-determination, given to them by the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council.

The Foreign Minister said the international community must realize that there will be grave humanitarian consequences if India is allowed to continue violating international laws in the IIOJK, with impunity. Adding to this, The National Assembly resumed its session at the Parliament House in Islamabad on Tuesday afternoon with Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf in the chair.

The House unanimously passed a resolution, condemning illegal detention of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik by Indian government.

The resolution, moved by Khawaja Muhammad Asif, urged the world community and human rights organizations to put pressure on the Indian government not to infringe on the basic human rights of Yasin Malik.

Minister of State for Petroleum Musadik Malik says we aim to provide subsidies to discovery companies for the exploration of natural gas as the shortfall has increased in the country.

Speaking on a calling attention notice regarding severe power outage, he said short term plans are in place to deal with gas shortage in Baldia area of the country’s industrial hub Karachi.

Under the plan around 30 to 40 MNCFT gas will be provided to this area while efforts are afoot to resolve the issue permanently till December this year. Following Bills were introduced in the House on Tuesday: The Constitution Amendment Bill, 2022 (Amendment in Article 84), The Employment of Children Amendment Bill 2022, The Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Amendment Bill 2022, The Criminal Laws Amendment Bill 2022, The Elections Amendment Bill 2022, The Muslim Family Laws Amendment Bill 2022. Meanwhile the House passed The International Institute of Science, Arts and Technology Bill 2021.

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