Foreign Office spokesman Asim Iftikhar said that sanctions on Russia would affect many developing countries, including Pakistan: Foreign Office spokesman.
Foreign Office spokesman Asim Iftikhar said in a weekly press briefing that after the earthquake in the Afghan province of Paktika and adjoining areas and the floods in various provinces across the country, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif called on the interim Afghan government. Acting Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund telephoned and offered condolences to the victims and prayed for speedy recovery of the injured.
He said that Pakistan has sent relief goods to Afghanistan on the instructions of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and the government and people of Pakistan are ready to extend all possible cooperation to alleviate the suffering of their Afghan brothers in this difficult time.
The spokesman said that Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, in a virtual address to the first meeting of the Group of Friends on the fight against misinformation to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms at the United Nations, said that Pakistan, like many other countries, The Foreign Minister stressed that this scourge of misinformation should be tackled nationally and internationally.
The spokesperson said that Minister of State for External Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar was on an official visit to Rwanda to lead the Pakistani delegation to the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which was attended by Commonwealth Foreign Ministers. The Minister of State will present Pakistan’s views in the meeting and bilateral meetings.
A Foreign Office spokesman said the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting in Berlin last week acknowledged the completion of Pakistan’s 2018 and 2021 action plans, which include 34 items, as a last step to get Pakistan off the gray list. Also allowed to visit the site.
The spokesperson said that the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister have welcomed this development and appreciated the hard work and efforts of the Pakistan Financial Action Task Force team. He hoped that the process of getting Pakistan off the gray list would end soon.
The spokesman said that Pakistan, together with the international community, observed the International Day for the Elimination of Hate Speech and the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict on June 18 and 19 and the International Day of Refugees on June 20, 2022. As we celebrated the day, we expressed our solidarity with refugees from all over the world.
He said that Pakistan has been responsible for the largest and longest refugee situation in the world for more than four decades and is hosting more than 3 million Afghan refugees.
The spokesperson said that on June 17, the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi issued 495 visas to Sikh pilgrims coming from India to attend the rites related to the death anniversary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh from June 21 to 30. Sahib, Nankana Sahib and Kartarpur Sahib will go.
He said that Pakistan released 20 Indian fishermen on June 20 on completion of their sentences who were sent to India through Wagah border. The spokesman added that the first group of 90 Pakistani students returned to China on June 20 on a special chartered flight to continue their education. Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on May 22. Had a special request for his return to China.
Referring to Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir, he reiterated Pakistan’s demand that the international community hold India responsible for the atrocities perpetrated on innocent Kashmiris and resolve the Jammu dispute in accordance with relevant UN Security Council resolutions and the aspirations of Kashmiris. And play its role in ensuring a just and peaceful solution to Kashmir.
The spokesperson strongly condemned the extrajudicial killing of 11 more Kashmiris in the latest acts of state terrorism by the Indian occupying forces in Pulwama and Baramulla districts of Occupied Kashmir.
He said that since the illegal and unilateral measures taken by India on August 5, 2019, more than 636 Kashmiri people have been martyred in fake encounters and so-called cordon and search operations while 113 extrajudicial killings of Kashmiris have been recorded this year.
The spokesperson said that India should realize that brutal use of force against Kashmiris, extrajudicial killings, custodial killings, enforced disappearances, imprisonment of Kashmiri leadership and youth and other methods of subjugation have failed in the past and they They will not succeed in the future.