ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday that the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi committed war crimes in Indian-occupied Kashmir under the guise of a virus pandemic.
In a statement on the social networking platform Twitter, the prime minister said that India violated the Fourth Geneva Convention by continuing the genocide of the occupied Kashmiris.
“Under the guise of the global pandemic COVID19, the Modi government with a fascist controlled by its Hindutva Supremacist RSS continued its war crimes at IOJK,” he said in his message on Twitter.
“… for violating the Fourth Geneva Convention by continuing the Kashmir genocide: & by trying to change the demographics of Occupied Jammu & Kashmir,” he added.
PM Imran said that occupied Kashmir was recognized as a disputed territory by the United Nations and the international community had the responsibility to record Indian war crimes there.
“… an area recognized as a dispute by the United Nations. The international community has the responsibility to record & act on this war crime by India in violation of the 4th Geneva Convention & international humanitarian law.”
PM Imran, Hasan Rouhani discussed the situation of COVID-19
Prime Minister Imran Khan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday exchanged views on the prevalent corona virus situation.
Communication took place in a telephone call made by Iranian President Rouhani to PM Imran. “Prime Minister Imran Khan received a telephone call from the President of Iran, Dr. Hassan Rouhani, today, in the context of greetings for the holy month of Ramazan,” the PM’s Office said.
Both discussed the situation of locusts in the border area between Pakistan and Iran. The Iranian president congratulated the prime minister on the arrival of the holy month of Ramazan.
PM Imran, Bill Gates discusses COVID-19
Prime Minister Imran Khan also spoke with Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to discuss the latest developments surrounding the COVID-19 response on Wednesday.
During the telephone conversation, the prime minister expressed appreciation for the support given by the Gates Foundation and other international partners during the unprecedented crisis and stressed the continuation of the urgent situation, a statement issued by the PM Media Office said.
He stated that Pakistan made every effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic with a strong and coordinated response. The prime minister noted that Pakistan faces a double challenge of overcoming a pandemic and saving people, especially the most vulnerable population segments, from starvation due to locked up.
He underlined that the government has put together a $ 8 billion package to support affected people and businesses. Bill Gates mentioned how COVID-19 is a threat throughout the world. He praised Pakistan’s efforts in protecting the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable populations.
PM Imran and Gates also discussed their joint priorities for polio eradication. Next, the two discussed the important role played by Pakistani polio staff in the fight against COVID-19.
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