Punjab takes lead in investment & other fields: CM Elahi
Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Pervez Elahi has said that India forcibly occupied the state of Jammu and Kashmir without any legal or moral justifications on Oct 27.
In his message, the CM said that Kashmir black day is a tragic chapter in human history.
Despite the atrocities that have been going on for more than seven decades, India is unable to break the strong freedom passion of the Kashmir is. Even after 75 years, the oppressed Kashmiris are constantly suffering from Indian state-sponsored persecution; he deplored and regretted that the Modi-led regime flouted all international laws by changing the constitutional status of Indian Occupied Kashmir.
The CM said that the Indian government is committing genocide against Kashmiris by putting all human rights above the threshold. The persecuted Kashmiris are awaiting the fulfilment of the promises made by the international community through the Security Council resolutions, he added. Oppressed Kashmiris have been demanding a free and impartial referendum to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination, he emphasised.
The CM regretted that the international community’s silence on the Kashmir issue is criminal negligence and advised it to raise a strong voice against the inhumane treatment of Kashmiris in the IOK.
Kashmiris are waiting for voices to be raised in their favor like the issue of Ukraine; he maintained and noted that state-sponsored human rights violations have increased manifold in Indian-Occupied Kashmir in recent years. In fact, the Occupied Jammu and Kashmir has been turned into the world’s largest open prison by deploying additional troops and media and communication blackouts, the CM regretted.
The ugly face of the world’s largest, so-called, democracy has been fully exposed in front of the international community, he added.
Today, Pakistan expresses complete solidarity with Kashmiris and the government and people stand shoulder to shoulder with Kashmiri brethren. Pakistan will continue to extend its political, moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris and.
Pakistan condemns India’s illegal occupation and reiterates unwavering support to the Kashmiris, he concluded.
Meanwhile, CEO of Punjab Board of Investment and Trade and Secretary Special Economic Zones Authority Jalal Hasan met Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi at his office and presented the Punjab Investment Catalog, 2022 to the CM. Jalal Hasan also briefed about steps to encourage foreign investment.
The CM appreciated the work done by PBIT to compile the catalogue and noted that Punjab is taking the lead in investment and other sectors by providing facilities under one roof.
Increased investment will create new employment opportunities; he said and regretted that the PML-N government had not taken any steps to promote investment.
Punjab is the safest and best province for investors today. One window operation has been started for the convenience of investors and the government is facilitating the investors and public at all levels; he mentioned and appreciated PBIT for attracting foreign direct investment through rapid industrialization and special economic zones.
Provincial Minister Raja Basharat and Principal Secretary Muhammad Khan Bhatti were also present.