Pakistan, Bahrain sign MoUs to promote bilateral trade, investment
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan and Bahrain have signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) regarding promotion of bilateral trade and investment, avoidance of double taxation and prevention of tax evasion.
These MoUs were signed by Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmood Qureshi and hid Bahraini Counterpart Skiekh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al-Khalifa in Islamabad on Monday.
The two leaders agreed for further enhancement of bilateral relations between the two countries.
The foreign minister also thanked Bahrain for supporting the OIC resolution on regional peace and security in South Asia. He also said that the dangers regarding the acts of aggression by India is being increased due to the upcoming local election in India.
FM Qureshi further mentioned that Pakistan will strongly retaliate to any misadventure by India.
OIC resolution condemns Indian terrorism, human rights violations in IHK
In a resolution adopted by the 46th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers in Abu Dhabi, the OIC member states reiterated that Jammu and Kashmir remains the core dispute between Pakistan and India and its resolution is indispensable for the dream for peace in South Asia.
It reaffirmed its unwavering support for the Kashmiri people in their just cause and reminded the international community of its obligation to ensure implementation of UN Security Council resolutions on the dispute.
Grave concern over Indian violation of Pakistani airspace
In the context of current volatile situation in the region, the OIC member states adopted a new resolution sponsored by Pakistan, which expressed grave concern over the Indian violation of Pakistani airspace; affirmed Pakistan’s right to self-defence; and urged India to refrain from the threat or use of force.
OIC welcomes PM’s renewed offer of dialogue to India
It also welcomed Prime Minister Imran Khan’s renewed offer of dialogue to India and the goodwill gesture of handing over the Indian pilot. The resolution called for restraint and de-escalation as well as the need to resolve outstanding issues through peaceful means.
Pak elected as member of Independent Permanent HR Commission
In another significant development, the OIC elected Pakistan as a member of its Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) from the Asian region, in acknowledgement of Pakistan’s constructive contribution to human rights discourse, norms and policies.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation adopted two other resolutions sponsored by Pakistan on international disarmament and non-proliferation issues and reform of the UN Security Council.
The strong OIC support to the people of IHK and the centrality of this core issue to regional peace is recognition of the key role that Pakistan plays as a founding OIC member.
OIC reaffirms its unwavering support to Kashmiri people: FO
The OIC Ministerial meeting that concluded on Saturday in Abu Dhabi reaffirmed its unwavering support for the Kashmiri people in their just cause, said a press release issued by the Foreign Office on Saturday.
In a resolution adopted by the 46th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM), the OIC member states reiterated that Jammu and Kashmir remains the core dispute between Pakistan and India and its resolution is indispensable for the dream for peace in South Asia.
The OIC resolution also condemned in the strongest terms recent wave of Indian terrorism in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and expressed deep concern over the atrocities and human rights violations in IoK.
The resolution also reminded the international community of its obligation to ensure implementation of UN Security Council resolutions on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.