PM urges world to take note of India’s extra-judicial measures in IIOJK

PM reaffirms resolve to uplift healthcare sector of country

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday strongly condemned the conviction of prominent Hurriyat leader Muhammad Yasin Malik by the Indian court in a fictitious terrorism case. He said Pakistan rejected the Indian failed tactics against Yasin Malik who was a symbol of unparalleled bravery and freedom.

He urged the international community including the United Nations and the Human Rights Council to take note of India’s extra-judicial measures.

He said the government of Pakistan would highlight India’s actions against Yasin Malik and other Kashmiri leadership at all international forums including the human rights bodies and the forum of Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

PM Sharif said similar to the illegal measures of August 5, 2019, the case against Yasin Malik was also unlawful and pointed out that India was following a deliberate plan to overthrow the real leadership representing the Kashmiris. He said the Indian government, which was afraid of the body of Syed Ali Geelani also feared Yasin Malik, a great symbol of Kashmir.

He mentioned that thousands of Kashmiri martyrs, including Ashraf Sehrai and his son were the milestones of the Kashmir’s plebiscite.

The prime minister termed all these martyrs a proof of the tyranny and brutality of the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), adding that the people of IIOJK could not be enslaved by India’s draconian laws against Kashmiris.

He paid tribute to the brave Kashmiris for their unparalleled struggle and immense sacrifices and called upon the international community to resolve the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions and the aspirations of Kashmiris.

He vowed that the government and people of Pakistan would continue to support the just struggle of the Kashmiris. Meanwhile to another commitment, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has restored Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI) Board and reappointed Dr. Saeed Akhtar as Chairman of the institute.

The Prime Minister chaired a meeting of the Board of Governors of PKLI and announced major decisions.

Four years ago, Dr. Saeed Akhtar proceeded back to the United States after court proceedings and other issues.

Inspired by the vision of Shehbaz Sharif, Dr. Saeed Akhtar left everything in America and came to Pakistan.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif personally played a role in bringing back Dr. Saeed Akhtar.

PKLI is the first state-of-the-art and world-class institution of kidney and liver transplantation procedures.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, as the Chief Minister, had devised this plan to save liver and kidney patients from the high cost of treatment and travel difficulties abroad.

The last government subjected this project to political vendetta. Moreover, the National Command and Operational Center (NCOC) has been reconstituted at National Institutes of Health here on the directions of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif. According to a notification issued on Monday all concerned Ministries and Directorates will remain engaged in the operations and functions of the NCOC.

Federal Minister for National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination will head the NCOC. The NCOC will extend its operations for prevention, detection, surveillance, and response to public health emergencies at national level as well as facilitate coordination with all provinces and regions. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday reappointed Dr Saeed Akhtar as Chairman of Pakistan Kidney and Liver Institute (PKLI) besides reviving the board.

The prime minister took the decision in line of the meeting of the PKLI board of governors, which he had presided over the previous day. Dr. Saeed Akhtar has been recalled from the USA and re-appointed as Chairman PKLI, the PM Office said.

Four years ago, Dr. Saeed Akhtar proceeded back to the United States after court proceedings and other issues. Inspired by the vision of Shehbaz Sharif, Dr. Saeed Akhtar had left behind everything in America and had come to Pakistan. The PM Office said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif personally played a role in bringing back Dr. Saeed Akhtar. The PKLI is the first state-of-the-art and world-class institution of kidney and liver transplantation procedures.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, as the Chief Minister, had devised this plan to save liver and kidney patients from the high cost of treatment and travel difficulties abroad. The previous government subjected the project to political vendetta, the PM Office said.  Earlier, during a meeting at the PKLI here, he was informed about the reorganization of Board of Directors of PKLI, setting up of nursing institute, free of cost medical treatment to 50 percent patients and formation of PKLI trust. The Prime Minister directed that departments of PKLI should be revived in phases and the projects which were delayed in the last three years should be completed on an emergency basis.

He directed Chief Secretary Punjab and Finance Secretary Punjab to ensure funds for PKLI by July 10. He instructed those measures for the establishment of a nursing institute should be completed till next month. He said able and competent private members should be included in the board of directors so that affairs of PKLI should be handled amicably.

The Prime Minister congratulated the newly elected chairman of PKLI board Dr Saeed Akhtar and directed those services of reputable firms should be hired for financial advice to stabilize the financial matters of PKLI. He said screening centers for patients should be made functional across Punjab so that people could get health facilities across the province. On this occasion, Chairman PKLI Dr Saeed Akhtar expressed determination to rid Pakistan of deadly diseases like hepatitis as was done in Egypt. The Secretary Finance assured the Prime Minister that the funds allocated for PKLI would be released by July 10.

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