NA passes resolution to seek probe of HRs violation in IIOJK

Ijaz Kakakhel

Law makers in Lower House of Parliament on Friday passed a resolution unanimously to demand the formation of a Commission of Inquiry for investigation into blatant human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The resolution moved by JI MNA Maulana Abdul Akbar Chitrali strongly denounced Indian state terrorism and violation of international laws and human rights in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The resolution also rejected Indian illegal steps in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Expressing solidarity with the Kashmiri brothers and sisters, the resolution reaffirmed Pakistan’s moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people in their legitimate struggle for the right to self-determination enshrined in the United Nations Security Council Resolutions. The National Assembly today passed two bills. These included the Inter-Governmental Commercial Transactions Bill, 2022 and the Criminal Laws Amendment Bill, 2022.The bills were moved by Minister for Law Azam Nazeer Tarar.

Earlier, the National Assembly was informed that a program is being designed to capacitate the ultra-poor households in graduating out of poverty on a sustainable basis.

Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Shazia Marri told the house during question hour that this Rs5.7 billion program is being prepared with the cooperation of the Ministry of Planning. She said the key interventions under this program will include development of forty village social enterprises around agriculture and livestock value chains and transfer of productive assets to the eighty thousand ultra-poor households for income generation and self-reliance. She said digital skills will be imparted to fifteen thousand rural poor particularly the youth to harness the potential of e-commerce and freelancing as well as to bridge the digital divide between urban and rural youth. She said financial services will be provided to eighty thousand poor households for livelihood development and diversification.

Responding to a supplementary question, the Minister for Poverty Alleviation said the devastating floods have badly impacted our people. At present, she said, assessment is being carried out as to how the floods have impacted their social economic condition. She said targeted cash relief has been provided to the flood victims under Benazir Income Support Program.


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