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Pakistan backs China’s efforts for socio-economic growth in Xinjiang: FO

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  • Iftikhar says Pakistan appreciates Beijing’s “constructive engagement” with UN and OIC on human rights.
  • Says China has successfully taken over 700mn people out of poverty in last three decades.
  • Says Pakistan has taken note of OHCHR report on human rights in Xinjiang.

The Foreign Office on Tuesday said that Pakistan supports China’s efforts for social and economic development, harmony, peace and stability in the Xinjiang region, which is home to Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities.

FO spokesperson Asim Iftikhar said that China has successfully taken over 700 million people out of poverty in the last three decades, thus improving their quality of life and entitling them to fundamental human rights.

The spokesperson also said that Pakistan appreciates Beijing’s “constructive engagement” with the United Nations’ system of protecting human rights and OIC General Secretariat, as reflected in the recent visits of the former UN high commissioner for human rights and OIC delegation to China.

Pakistan has taken note of the release of the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) report on human rights in Xinjiang, he said.

The spokesperson that as a responsible member of the UN with strong commitment to multilateralism, Pakistan believes in the principles of the UN charter including respect for political independence, sovereignty and non-interference in internal affairs of state.

“It is our consistent position that non-politicisation, universality, objectivity, dialogue and constructive engagement should be the main tools to promote universal respect for human rights,” Iftikhar said.

Pakistan reaffirms its abiding commitment to advance all human rights universally in accordance with the principles of the UN Charter, he added.

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Chief of the Brazilian Navy Visits JS Headquarters: CJCSC General Sahir Shamshad Mirza Greets Dignitary

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At Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi, General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, was called by Brazilian Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Andre Luiz Silva Lima De Santana Mendes.

Maritime security, the developing security environment, and the improvement of security and defense cooperation between the two nations were among the bilateral topics that were covered during the discussion.

The dignitary in attendance expressed admiration for the professionalism exhibited by the Pakistan Armed Forces and praised the efforts made by both Pakistan and the Pakistan Armed Forces to combat terrorism.

Earlier, the visiting dignitary was given a “Guard of Honor” by a well-groomed Tri-Services contingent upon their arrival at Joint Staff Headquarters.

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SIFC Transforms Agriculture: PM Introduces $197 Million Solar Project for Balochistan Tubewells

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The Special Investment Facilitation Council and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif have collaborated to present a significant project. The project is expected to cost more than 197 million dollars and will solarize 27,000 agricultural tubewells in Balochistan.

By reducing the agriculture sector’s reliance on fossil fuels and conventional electricity, this project seeks to advance sustainable energy practices.

The project aims to improve the environmental sustainability and efficiency of the sector by switching to solar energy.

Highlighting the project’s financial advantages, he said that Pakistan would be able to save as much as 2.7 million dollars in foreign exchange through the solarization of its tubewells.

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CDA Issues A Rain Alert Per Naqvi’s Order

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Capital Development Authority Chairman Muhammad Ali Randhawa has been instructed by Federal Interior Minister Mohsin Naqvi to oversee the completion of rainwater drainage in the Federal Capital.

The Interior Minister spoke with him and advised that officers and workers in question stay in the field until the procedure was finished, as well as that regular checks be made to ensure that water drains from low-lying regions.

To make sure that water drains at underpasses and other locations, he ordered routine surveillance of Islamabad’s streams, drains, and canals.

He asserted that in order to facilitate traffic flow, traffic police officers should carry out their tasks in a dynamic way.

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