India’s reign of terror in IIOJK needs exposition

By Staff Reporter
Friday – September 18, 2020
ISLAMABAD: The president Arif Alvi asked ambassadors-designate of Pakistan to Austria and Sweden, Thursday, to highlight atrocities and human rights’ violations by the Indian security forces in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) at various fora during their interactions with various dignitaries.

According to an official statement, he said that the real face of India needed to be exposed as she had unleashed a reign of terror against the innocent population of IIOJK and other minority groups.

President Alvi made these remarks during meetings with Pakistan’s ambassadors-designate to Austria and Sweden, who made separate calls on him, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, in the federal capital.

While talking to ambassador-designate to Austria, Aftab Ahmad Khokhar, the president said that Pakistan highly valued its ties with Austria which were based on commonality of views and mutual respect.

He asked the ambassador to make endeavours to promote high level contacts and increase volume of bilateral trade between the two countries.

President Alvi asked the ambassador to encourage Austrian companies to invest in different sectors like agriculture, thermal and renewable energy.

He also appreciated the Austrian contribution in establishing the institute of applied sciences and technology (IAST) in Haripur of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).

President Alvi urged the ambassador to make efforts to enhance linkages between universities of the two countries.

While speaking to the ambassador-designate of Pakistan to Sweden, Zahoor Ahmad, the president said that Pakistan attached importance to its ties with Sweden and wanted to further enhance bilateral cooperation with Sweden in different fields.

He asked the ambassador to make concerted efforts to enhance trade, economic and vocational training cooperation between the two countries.