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OIC meeting likely to be held in Pakistan during next year

OIC meeting likely to be held in Pakistan during next year
December 29, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The ministerial level Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting is expected to be held in Pakistan during the next year. According to sources, the OIC has decided to convene a meeting on grim human rights situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) and enactment of an anti-Muslim law in India. The ministerial level OIC meeting is expected to be held in Islamabad in April 2020. The development comes after Saudi Foreign Minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud’s visited Pakistan earlier this month during which he extended Riyadh’s steadfast support to Pakistan’s core national interests including the OIC’s greater role in the Kashmir issue. On the other hand, the miseries of the residents of the Kashmir Valley continued unabated as they remained besieged on 147th consecutive day, today, in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK). According to the KMS, as restrictions under Section 144 remain enforced amid deployment of thousands of Indian troops, the people of the Valley are cut off from their immediate surroundings and the entire world due to ban on internet, text messaging and prepaid mobile services. The harshest cold weather has added to the woes of the besieged people as they couldn’t stock essential commodities for the winter season. As per a centuries-old practice, usually the inhabitants of the Valley used to store food stuff and firewood in abundance for the winter as the Srinagar-Jammu Highway – the only surface link of the region with the rest of the world – remains mostly closed due to snowfall and rains in the months of December and January. However, this time around, they could not do so due to military lockdown which is in force since 5th August. The students and businesses are the worst sufferers of continued suspension of the internet services since 5th August, this year. Hundreds of students, who aspire to appear in various competitive examinations, have to make frequent visits to the internet kiosks set up in offices of deputy commissioners of some districts. However, these facilitation centres are not enough to cater to a huge number of students and job aspirants who have to fill the forms online.