Pakistan to approach UN body for investigation into Kashmir killings

Ali Zain 02:33 PM | 22 Jul, 2016
Pakistan to approach UN body for investigation into Kashmir killings
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan on Friday decided to approach the Human Rights Council of the United Nations with the objective of sending a fact-finding mission to Indian-occupied Kashmir to investigate the recent killings of civilians by security forces.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the National Security Committee chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The meeting was attended by all services chiefs.

The participants also noted that Indian forces were using pellet guns to disperse the civilian protesters in the valley, which had resulted in hundreds of people being blinded forever.

They also condemned the brutal use of force in Kashmir and urged the international community to condemn the blatant human rights violations in Kashmir and play their role by fulfilling its commitments under the UNSC resolutions and ensuring the people of the restive valley were given their due rights.

The meeting unanimously expressed grave concern over the deteriorating situation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir in the wake of the killing of Kashmiri pro-freedom fighter Burhanuddin Muzaffar Wani.

While reiterating his condemnation over the continuation of Indian oppression in Kashmir, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that this brutal use of force was a clear violation of fundamental rights of the Kashmiri people which no civilized society could permit.

He said the only plausible solution to the Kashmir issue was the earliest implementation of the UNSC resolution which promised a fair and impartial plebiscite to the Kashmiri people under UN auspices.

On the occasion, the meeting also reaffirmed resolve for the elimination of terrorism and extremism from the motherland.

The participants appreciated the role of armed forces and civil intelligence agencies against the nefarious designs of the international agencies and hostile countries.

The meeting agreed that an effective border management system between Pakistan and Afghanistan should be introduced and enforced in the interest of both the countries to check cross-border movement of terrorists.

Earlier today, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif before the meeting of the National Security Committee.  Matters related to regional and internal security were discussed during the meeting.

Ali Zain
Ali Zain

Ali Zain is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan Global. He earned BS Communication Studies degree from University of the Punjab. His thesis titled "Cultural Continuity and Mass Media: An analysis of leading online newspapers ...


ISLAMABAD – Pakistani rupee finally ended its losing streak against US dollar on Tuesday, gaining Rs4.43 after massive depreciation over the last week.

During the intra-day trading, the rupee was being hovered at 266.75 with an appreciation of around 1.07 percent as talks between Pakistan and IMF underway for a stalled bailout programme.

Earlier on Monday, the rupee plunged by Rs7 and the greenback touched all-time high of Rs272. Last week, the local currency dropped by Rs24.54 in the interbank market – the largest single-day depreciation in more than two decades.

Finance experts linked the rupee’s recovery to exporters offloading some of their proceeds as remittances and export continued days after dollar cap was removed.

The country of over 220 million is facing a worst economic crisis with the forex reserved held by the country’s central bank remaining at critical $3.68 billion which were not enough to cover a month's import.

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs205,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs176,530.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs162,500 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 182,100.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Karachi PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Islamabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Peshawar PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Quetta PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Sialkot PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Attock PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Gujranwala PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Jehlum PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Multan PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Bahawalpur PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Gujrat PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Nawabshah PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Chakwal PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Hyderabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Nowshehra PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Sargodha PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Faisalabad PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370
Mirpur PKR 205,900 PKR 2,370


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