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Democracy only way for the country’s growth: Bilawal

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ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Bilawal Bhutto Zardari here today said democracy was the only way for growth and development of the country.

“PPP has always been striving for the supremacy of the Constitution and rule of law in the country. It is my first visit to the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST). I feel glad to be here as a chief guest on the event to celebrate ‘Sindh Topi-Ajrak Day’.”
He said Sindh encompasses thousands of years old civilization and has rich historical background adding, the civilization which has no precedent of violence whereas Mohenjo-Daro is the pride of Sindh.
Bilawal said that the centuries’ old culture and traditions of Sindh were based on love, peace, and harmony which were still alive in the history.
Bilawal said the establishment of SZABIST was the earnest endeavor of Benazir Bhutto to provide good learning facilities for all Pakistanis. He said PPP had the history of the struggle for the democracy and strengthening of the Party, adding we had also made huge endeavors for the autonomy of the public.
He said the people of Sindh are much aware of the benefits of the democratic system in the country and parliamentary form of government was the best for the country’s political system. “Pakistan is a great country and proud to be a Pakistani. Pakistan is a bucket of different culture and languages. There is equality for the speaker of every language in the country,” he remarked.
“PPP has given sacrifices but never took U-turn from its goals and never submitted before the dictators,” he maintained.
The Chairman PPP said Zulfikar Ali Bhutto accepted death instead of retreating from his commitments.
He said, “We defeated terrorism by facing it from eyeball to eyeball and never compromised on our national interests.”
He thanked the organizers of the event and said, “I am inspired by the energy of youth organizing cultural activities and it is important for us to encourage them.”
On this occasion, he was also gifted with Sindhi cap and Ajrak by the Head of the SZABIST. Students hailing from various culture and regions presented their traditional dance to highlight the significance of their culture.

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Pakistan to retaliate immediately if India goes for any misadventure: PM

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan, while warning India, has said that Pakistan was capable of  responding to any kind of threat and was always ready to retaliate in case of any misadventure.

In a televised address to the nation, the premier reacted to the sabre-rattling, in particular by the Indian media, calling for a surgical strike against Pakistan, and expressed the hope that “better sense will prevail.”

He said “if Indians believe that they can launch an attack against Pakistan, they should understand that Pakistan would not think, but retaliate immediately.”

Khan said “no law in the world allows one to be the “judge jury and executioner” and said if India offered any proof, Pakistan would cooperate.

“We all know that it is easy to start a war, but very difficult to end. And we do not know where it all will lead to.”

Imran Khan also offered India for a dialogue to address all the issues between the two nations.

 

 

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Qureshi writes UN to intervene after Indian rhetoric on Pulwama incident

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Pakistan wants ‘peaceful co-existence’ with neighbours

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has urged the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to step in to defuse tension between Pakistan and India which was fomented by India in the aftermath of baseless allegations over Pulwama attack.

In a letter addressed to the UN secretary general, the Foreign Minister said that India must be asked to conduct an open and credible investigation on Pulwama incident.

“It is with a sense of urgency that I draw your attention to the deteriorating security situation in our region resulting from the threat of use of force against Pakistan by India,” he added.

“You may also consider asking India to refrain from further escalating the situation and enter into dialogue with Pakistan and the Kashmiris to calm the situation down,” according to contents of the letter shared by Foreign office in a press release on Tuesday.

Qureshi further said that the Pulwama attack on Indian Central Reserve Police Force was ostensibly and even by Indian accounts carried out by a Kashmiri resident of Indian Occupied Kashmir.

“Attributing it to Pakistan even before investigations is absurd,” he added.

The Foreign Minister said for domestic political reasons, India had deliberately ratcheted up its hostile rhetoric against Pakistan and created a tense environment.

It has also hinted that it might abandon the Indus Waters Treaty. This would be a grievous error, the minister cautioned.

Emphasizing upon Guterres, he said it was imperative to take steps for de-escalation.

“I request that this letter be circulated to members of the Security Council and General Assembly,” he added.

 

 

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PSP leader A. Habib shot dead at Sakhi Hasan!

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KARACHI: Unidentified gunmen shot  PSP leader Abdul Habib dead on Monday near  Sakhi Hasan roundabout. 

According to the sources privy to NPTV Abdul Habib was contesting for Sindh Assembly’s PS-122 seat. CM Sindh took notice of the targeted killing and sought a report from AIG Karachi. 

Sindh Police Chief Kaleem Imam also instructed the SSP Central to furnish a detailed report of the incident. 

 

 

 

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