Pervez Khattak for donating max Fitrana, funds to IDPs in Special Eid Message
CM KP for donating max Fitrana, funds to IDPs in Special Eid Message
Peshawar 27thJuly 2014.
KP Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has urged the nation in general and people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in particular for remembering their displaced brethren from North Waziristan in the celebrations of Eidul Fiter and donate maximum amount of their Fitrana and charities in the CM Special Fund for the IDPs of NWA in any branch of commercial banks including BoK. The provincial government has made special arrangements for delivering these donations and Eid gifts to IDPs through Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), he added.
In a special message on the occasion of Eidul Fiter, the chief minister said that he along with his party leader Imran Khan and members of provincial ministers will celebrate the Eid with IDPs in Bannu. He said that it is duty of the people to remember IDPs in their prayers and celebrations, which had sacrificed their happy occasion for the joys of nation and security of Pakistan. “The best way is that our youth, doctors, teachers, engineers, students, lawyers and people from all walks of life should stand in their support and collect donations at the level of streets, city, village and institutions to deposit them in their nearby branches of commercial banks and dispatch teams comprising of doctors and volunteers to serve them better.
The chief minister urged the people to celebrate their Eid with simplicity in backdrop of the difficulties of IDPs and bombardment and cruelties of Israel on the innocent Palestinians and pray for mitigation of the miseries faced by them. He appealed the people to be fully aware in wake of the present critical situation and challenges faced by the nation and country, maintain unity in their ranks to foil the conspiracies of the sowing the seeds of hatred amongst different sects. He said that the problems faced by this region demands mutual unity, brotherhood, reconciliation, peace and harmony to foil the nefarious designs of the enemies of peace, humanity and religion. He said that history asks for the awareness of the people of the region and strict vigilance on the movements of suspect elements to play frontline role in the security, salvation and protection of the country. He said that certain black sheep have entered our ranks while miscreants in garb of religion, lingual and sectarianism are busy in their anti-state activities. Their aim is to weaken Pakistan socially, economically and politically.
Pervez Khattak paid rich tributes to the public and jawans of Pakistan Army, police, FC and other law-enforcement agencies who with their spirit of solidarity have proved that Pakistan had come into being to exist for good and this country has no space for extremism and terrorism. He said that he on this occasion of Eidul Fiter wants to also tell the people that his govt will honor all its electoral pledges at any cost. He said that in this new era of change, the people would witness and feel positive and pleasant changes in their surroundings with every passing day. He said that his top priorities are providing the people with of cheap justice, supremacy of merit and law, eradication of corruption, guaranteeing of transparency, restoration of durable peace and putting the destroyed infrastructure of the province on the track to progress and development.
The chief minister while extending Eid felicitations to the people expressed good wishes for the progress and development of the country. He also appealed the people to also share their celebrations of Eid with local destitute, especially orphans and poor children and fulfill their needs and requirements.
PTI decides not to accept PML-N govt Article 245 calling the army in capital [26 July, 2014]
PTI Core Committee stated that it will not, under any circumstances accept the PML-N govt invoking Article 245 calling in the army in support of the federal govt in Islamabad. Therefore, if the govt has withdrawn its invocation of Article 245, it is a realpolitik decision. Democratic sitting govts do not resort to Article 245 as it effectively signals an admission of failure to govern and maintain law and order to protect the citizens. While the nation is very clear the PML-N govt has failed on all fronts, for the PML-N govt itself to concede its failure to protect the capital and its citizens and sensitive installations, is a direct admission of its failure. It is also a clear sign that the PML-N govt is, in desperation, trying to hide its rigging in May 2013 elections and PTI's expose of the same, by seeking to use Article 245.
If the PML-N govt was seeking to place the PTI's Azadi March in direct confrontation with the army, that was a dangerous tactic and also futile because PTI has always had a culture of peaceful protests and Marches. It is unethical and unacceptable for the PML-N govt to try and draw in the army into what is clearly a democratic political protest March. Also, the army is a national institution not a tool for the PML-N to use against its political opponents.
If the govt thinks of using Article 245 again for Islamabad during Aug 14, PTI reserves the right to go to the SC.
PTI's Core Committee, also pointed out that the PML-N's own Long March took place just before the Swat Operation and they then claimed it was their democratic right. No Article 245 was invoked at the time.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan letter to UNSG Ban Ki-moon
H E Mr Ban Ki-moon
First Ave at 46th Street
New York, N.Y. 10017
Email: email@example.com 25 July 2014
THE GAZA MASSACRE
I write to you as the Chairman of the second largest political party in Pakistan and on behalf of the Pakistani nation that has always been the lead nation in UN peacekeeping across the globe. We have been watching in shock and horror as the state of Israel has unleashed the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza during the Muslim Holy month of Ramazan and the UN has stood by as a silent spectator. The death toll of the Palestinians in Gaza has risen above 800 and the Israeli aggression continues. The residents of Gaza cannot seek escape as Egypt has kept its border with Gaza sealed. The Egyptian authorities have also prevented medical supplies from going in to Gaza and the UN has issued not a word of protest.
Yet the UN’s primary responsibility is to maintain global peace and to prevent aggression. From the UN Charter’s preamble to Article 2:4 to Chapter V11, the UN has a duty to ensure that people are not persecuted and states do not aggress against other states and territories. The Office of Secretary General has a critical role to play in the maintenance of international peace and prevention of state aggression and war. Chapter XV Article 99 defines the special responsibility the SG has in this regard and Article 100.1 also calls on the SG not to be influenced by any state in the carrying out of his functions.
The SG has to ensure the credibility of the UN in times of crises and war. At present the UN is undergoing a major challenge in terms of sustaining its institutional credibility. The massacre of innocent women, children, and elderly by the state of Israel cannot simply be ignored by the UN and by yourself as its SG. Nor can the Israeli aggression under false claims of “self defence” be ignored – especially by the UN and its SG. The UN Charter clearly circumscribes the notion of self-defence in Chapter VII and the ICJ Advisory Opinion on the Israeli Wall further countered the Israeli claims of self defence. How can the bombing of a hospital, a cemetery and a UN school be regarded as acts of self-defence?
As the world watches Israel losing all sense of humanity and breaking all international norms of behaviour, it is the UN to which it looks for intervention. After the UN World Summit of 2005 the international community asserted the principle of the Right to Protect as part of humanitarian intervention. The primary responsibility for enforcing this rests with the UN and its SG. I call on you to immediately exercise this responsibility to prevent a genocide of the Palestinians in Gaza.
As SG your actions will decide whether the UN is to remain credible as the harbinger of peace, the protector of the weak and the institution that ensures aggression remains unsuccessful around the globe. After all the UN was founded “to prevent future generations from the scourge of war”. It is up to you to ensure that the UN fulfills the mandate given to it by the comity of nations.
My country has always been one of the prime supporters of the UN in its peace and security functions. My Party has justice and human dignity as underlying principles. We cannot now allow the UN to lose all credibility because one powerful state is allowing Israel to conduct aggression against Gaza with impunity. We have a right to demand that you as the SG enforce the UN Charter and play an active role in halting Israeli military aggression against the Palestinian population of Gaza. As SG you must also demand and ensure Egypt open its border with Gaza to allow medical assistance and essential supplies to go into Gaza. You have a duty to ensure that the plan of genocide of the Palestinians by the Israeli state is thwarted. It is time for you as the UNSG to fulfill this critical duty.
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