Press Releases

  29 March 2020

Stranded Pakistani nationals requiring assistance

In the wake of the latest situation arising out of spread of COVID-19, the Government of Pakistan has decided to suspend all International Passenger, Chartered and Private Aircraft inbound flights to Pakistan from 21 March 2020 until 4 April 2020. The Consulate is fully cognizant of the hardship being faced by the Pakistani community in the aftermath of suspension of the flights and working closely with relevant authorities to devise means to mitigate the hardship of the community by providing appropriate relief.

All stranded Pakistani nationals including students, who are facing hardship due to the cancellation of flights, are advised to contact this consulate on the following e-mail address with their complete contact details, including telephone number and addresses:

parepvancouver@mofa.gov.pk

An official of the Consulate will reach out to the concerned person as soon as possible.

 Youm-e-Istehsal (Exploitation Day)

 Press Release 

            5th August 2020 marks one year of the revocation of the autonomy of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir by the Government of  India. The day is being observed as Youm-e-Istehsal or Exploitation Day. The Government and people of Pakistan and Kashmiris all over the world besides expressing their solidarity with the people of Kashmir are also expressing their deep anguish on the brutalization of people of Kashmir.

             Over the past one year, Kashmiris have been subjected to unprecedented atrocities by the Indian occupation forces. Curfew, media blackouts, Killings, illegal detentions, search operations, rape, torture and destruction of homes and properties is the order of the day in Indian Illegally Occupied Kashmir. The last one year is one of the darkest chapters in the long struggle of the people of Kashmir for their inalienable right to self-determination as enshrined in the UN Security Resolutions. The Government of India exploited the Covid-19 situation and took advantage of the pandemic to put further curbs on the movements of Kashmiris compounding their  existing unprecedented miseries.

             The Government of India‚Äôs unilateral and illegal actions to alter the internationally recognized disputed status and steps to change demographic composition of Kashmir has received worldwide condemnation, including the Human Rights Council, Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission of the OIC and Human Rights defenders.

             This day makes incumbent upon us to continue to highlight the atrocities being perpetrated on the people of Kashmir and the steps being taken by the Indian Occupation Forces to erode the history, cultural identity of the people of Kashmir and to suppress the freedom struggle of the people of Kashmir through use of brute force. The international community should take cognizance of the grave situation and force India to revoke the illegal action taken a year earlier and to facilitate the conduct of plebiscite as enshrined in the UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir.

  

 Vancouver,

  05 August, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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