Int’l community must act against Indian occupation: PM

Prime minister congratulates Boris Johnson, looks forward to working together


Humanitarian Crisis in IOJK
PM Imran urges parents to administer polio drops to their children
Prominent British Human Rights lawyer Clive Stafford and American International Law expert Eric Lewis called on Prime Minister Imran Khan here on Friday. During the meeting, matters pertaining to the worsening human rights violations by the Indian occupation forces in Indian Occupied Kashmir came under discussion.
On the occasion, the prime minister said that the continuing humanitarian nightmare in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK) is a test of the world’s conscience. Highlighting the plight of the innocent people of IOJ&K, Imran Khan reiterated that the international community should act against the illegal annexation of IOJ&K by the Indian occupation forces.
He reaffirmed that Pakistan will continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to the just and legitimate struggle of the people of IOJ&K for the realization of their right to self-determination according to the UN Charter, UNSC Resolutions and in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiri people. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on accountability Barrister Shahzad Akbar was also present during the meeting.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has congratulated British counterpart Boris Johnson on his victory in the country’s national elections. Congratulations to Prime Minister Boris Johnson for his success in the UK General Elections. I look forward to working with him and continuing the cooperation between our two countries, the premier said in a tweet.
The Conservative Party on Friday won the majority of seats in the United Kingdom election, which will allow the UK to come out of the European Union in few weeks. Prime Minister Imran Khan also inaugurated the national anti-polio drive of winter months in Islamabad Friday by administering anti-polio drops to children. Addressing the ceremony in Islamabad on Friday, he said that 40 million children under five years of age will be administered anti-polio drops by 260,000 polio staff during the campaign.
The prime minister said Pakistan is among the very few countries that still have traces of polio, despite numerous successes rendered by polio staff. Imran Khan said polio is a crippling disease with lot of repercussions on the population. Imran Khan urged the parents to actively seek administering anti-polio drops to their children, should they miss the campaign.
He said the eradication of the polio virus was vital for both the children as well as the future of the whole nation and advised the mothers, having children of up to five years age, should approach the vaccination centers personally in case they were missed by the vaccination teams.
Terming the polio workers heroes, he said they had sacrificed a lot in their endeavor to purge the country of the polio virus, adding that they had been target killed by the militants and also braved harsh weather conditions and visited risky areas to vaccinate the children. PM Khan amid the national economy getting stability, increasing exports and enriching the country’s positive outlook, it was essential to eradicate the polio to continue the pace of national development. The prime minister also thanked the donors for extending their cooperation to Pakistan in its course of becoming a polio free nation.

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