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Video Report - 🇵🇰 🇮🇳 #Pakistan hands over captured pilot #Abhinandan Varthaman to #India


Indian NDTV website has asserted that the administration of United States, Saudi Kingdom and United Arab Emirates have put pressure on Pakistan government for immediate release of Indian pilot, captured after Pakistan shot down two Indian jets over violation of its airspace.
Pakistanis are dismayed over the dirty role being played by two so-called Muslim countries Saudi Arabia and UAE together with US because none of them have condemned India over incursions and dropping payloads into Pakistani territory although violation of airspace itself is violation of international law. 

Pakistan leadership has adopted a rational and logical stance that Pakistan doesn’t want war and all that happened was not revenge. It was India that is seeking to impose war on Pakistan. 

Saudi Arabia had voted against Pakistan at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) that placed Pakistan in grey list and since then Saudis and UAE Sheikhs are lined up behind US and India to punish Pakistani nation.

#India and #Pakistan Are Both Losing

By Mihir Sharma
One’s acting like a superpower before it is one, the other is letting extremists embroil it in misadventures. Neither is focused on what citizens really need.
Every aspect of the current confrontation between India and Pakistan -- which, I fear, may not be over yet -- was avoidable. The initial attack on Indian paramilitary soldiers, in which 40 of them died, was claimed by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed, a terrorist group which has been allowed to thrive by that country’s military establishment. The attack itself required sophisticated organization and hundreds of kilograms of explosives. Not preventing it was an Indian intelligence failure for which nobody has yet been held accountable.
After the attack, some form of retaliation was always on the cards, but the Indian government made the particularly risky choice of ordering airstrikes on a target within Pakistan proper. Although it claimed the strikes were a failure, Pakistan nevertheless chose to retaliate in turn. When it did, its front-line fighters had to be engaged by Indian warplanes that included the MiG-21, which many Indian aviation experts worry is too outdated for such duties. In the process, an Indian pilot was shot down and taken prisoner. While the pilot is being sent home, we in South Asia now live in a region in which two nuclear-armed adversaries send planes to bomb each other’s territory. This is a profoundly disturbing turn of events.
Pakistan is busy congratulating itself on how things have turned out so far. This is unwise and premature. Premature because there is no reason to suppose that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- who on Thursday called the airstrikes a “pilot project,” implying they would be scaled up in the future -- will be satisfied with anything other than the total rhetorical victory his camp followers in the Indian media have already promised voters. And it is unwise because the world’s reaction to the Indian airstrikes, unprecedented though they were, was notably unfriendly to Pakistan. Pakistani leaders -- or, more precisely, the generals in Rawalpindi that really run the country -- have few friends left. Even the People’s Republic of China urged only that “sovereignty should be respected” -- criticism, in its way, of both sides and not just India.
Pakistan remains dependent on the world’s goodwill. Its economy survives from bailout to bailout. It needs to avoid alienating Beijing, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the International Monetary Fund all at once. And yet Pakistan constantly gets itself into these uncomfortable situations, where it finds itself provoking a confrontation with India, in over its head, and needing to call on a reluctant international community to rein in its incensed neighbor. The last few times, the generals’ dangerous indulgence of jihadist militants has been the proximate cause. But, the pattern has repeated itself over and over again since Partition in 1947; something deeper is at work.
Meanwhile, for India, the lessons are equally stark. Its finance minister crowed in a poorly-timed press conference on Wednesday, the same day an Indian pilot was shot down, that India could now strike into the heart of Pakistan the same way the U.S. had taken out Osama bin Laden. This is an almost laughable over-estimation of India’s capabilities at this point in its development. You have to be able not just to get in but to get out, and be powerful enough to be untouchable thereafter. India has diplomatic support at the moment. But that goodwill has been bought by decades of strategic restraint and could easily be blown up by badly-planned adventurism.
India is a huge country. It is young and impatient. But, its leaders do the country a serious disservice by trying to pretend that it can behave like a superpower before it builds up the necessary economic and diplomatic muscle. Deng Xiaoping famously told his country to “secure our position” and “bide our time.” In this, as in much else, India’s leaders have something to learn from Deng. India is large enough and grows fast enough that, just over the past five years, its economy has added three Pakistans. In a decade or so, if it focuses on growth and development, it will be better equipped to deal with problems such as Jaish-e-Mohammed. The best revenge is living well, as they say.
As for Pakistan, if it wishes to retain the autonomy of decision-making that is true sovereignty, it had better work on strengthening its economy. Too often it looks to saviors -- once the Americans, now MBS and Xi -- as if pumping money in from outside is a sustainable solution. Per capita income growth in Pakistan is less than half that in India; it has already been overtaken by Bangladesh, once its poor and despised eastern half. If only Pakistan focused on its economy, it would no doubt find it less and less necessary to seek self-respect though its military.
As I said, every aspect of this current confrontation was avoidable. But, even more needless is South Asia’s desire to fritter away national energy in confrontation and saber-rattling when it is growth and productivity that need attention.

EDITORIAL: #Pakistan should have attended #OIC moot

The showdown between Islamabad and New Delhi, resulting from the Pulwama attack, was the most dangerous phase in Indo Pakistan relations since the 1999 Kargil War. The situation almost spiralled out of control when New Delhi tried to commit acts of aggression not once but twice earlier in the week.Diplomatic intervention from regional and global powers along with the commendable peaceful overtures by Prime Minister Imran Khan reduced the almost war-like situation to some extent. Islamabad has, perhaps, hastily decided to boycott and apparently send junior officials to the 46th session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s(OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers’ (CFM) being currently held in Abu Dhabi.
Former president Asif Ali Zardari and Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, amongst a number of parliamentarians, expressed valid concerns over the boycott since Pakistan may have lost a momentous opportunity to effectively convey its concerns and take other member countries of the organisation into confidence over the current diplomatic impasse and presence of the Indian delegation. While it’s true that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) invited the Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj as a ‘guest of honour’ for the inaugural session, Islamabad should have attended the remainder of the session since it was initially announced by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.
However, the last-minute decision to boycott came after the UAE government couldn’t disinvite India.
The OIC had played a significant role in the past when it came to the matter of Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IoK). Its resolutions were always in solidarity with the Kashmiri people and their right to self-determination was acknowledged on numerous occasions.
During the inception of the organisation in Morocco during the year 1969, India was refused admission when the then Pakistani leadership and diplomats lodged a strong protest. Former Foreign Secretary Shamshad Ahmad Khan was present on the occasion and he played a pivotal role in this regard.
The regional and global scenarios have changed since then. Could we call it a failure of our diplomacy? While it’s too early to pass such judgements, it is hoped that Islamabad would introspect its decision to boycott and continue to remain engaged with this important multilateral platform. Building bridges should be a top priority and if one wishes to make friends and reduce the number of enemies, tough decisions must be made. 

#PAKISTAN - #Pulwama - Why were we in such a hurry to return the pilot?: Sherry Rehman

Senators on Friday lauded the government’s decision to release Indian Air Force (IAF) Wing Commander Aninandan, who was arrested on Wednesday after his airplane was shot down by Pakistan, but warned that India should not construe Pakistan’s desire for peace as its weakness.
The Senate discussed the situation that emerged after escalation of tensions between Pakistan and India in the wake of that Indian violation of Pakistan’s airspace on Tuesday.
Taking part in the debate, the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senator Sherry Rehman demanded that the house should be briefed on the terms and conditions on which the Indian pilot was released.
“We agree to the government’s decision to return the captured pilot. However, the parliament should be told about the steps India is taking in return. The conditions on which the pilot is being returned must be told. It must be told why the decision to return the pilot was taken so soon.”
She said Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan was continuously trying to establish telephonic contact with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi but there seemed to be no response from them. India should at least respond to the call of Pakistani PM, she added.
PPP’s Raza Rabbani said everyone is on the same page regarding the current situation.

We certainly should send any prisoner of war home, this is our moral duty. But whats the the big hurry? needs no covert decisions.
428 people are talking about this

“The United States wants to make India the policeman in the entire region. The Research & Analysis Wing is involved in terrorist activities in Pakistan and India is continuing with the anti-Pakistan propaganda,” he said adding that the propaganda about Pakistan supporting terrorists and providing them safe havens was an absolute lie.
“The core issue between Pakistan and India is Kashmir but India is not ready to discuss the dispute. We need to stay united,” he added.
Senator Rehman Malik said Indian PM Narendra Modi’s war was not for his state or his nation but only meant for winning elections. He said the PM gave a good gesture by announcing the return of the Indian pilot.
“Imran Khan wrote a letter to PM Nardendra Modi, but in return they staged an attack at Balakot. Pulwama incident is a well-planned conspiracy of the Modi government. We need to review our foreign policy,” he said.
Rehman Malik said Modi only reflected his mindset by not attending the call made by Imran Khan and Pakistan should respond to this by lodging a protest with the Indian High Commission. “Pakistani pilot Hassan Siddiqui should be given a prestigious award by the state,” he added.
State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan said the Pakistani pilot rendered a big service to the country.
“The confidence of the nation is restored after the joint session. We need to face more challenges and we are ready for them,” he said.
Senators Javed Abbasi, Azam Swati, Muhammad Akram, Mir Kabir, Kulsoom Pervin and others also participated in the discussion and warned India that Pakistan only decided to return their pilot as a goodwill gesture and its efforts for peace should not be mistaken as its weakness.

Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani adjourned the session until

Disease, hunger 'alarmingly high' in drought-hit #Pakistan: Red Cross

One of the worst droughts in Pakistan’s history has triggered “alarmingly high” levels of malnutrition and disease in the hardest hit areas where people have been forced to drink salty or contaminated water, the Red Cross said on Friday.
Women, especially those pregnant or breastfeeding, and children are particularly vulnerable to diarrhea, vomiting and fever brought on by a lack of safe drinking water in the worst affected areas of the southern Sindh and Balochistan provinces.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said the organization was ramping up support to the Pakistan Red Crescent Society volunteers and staff with the release of 315,000 Swiss Francs ($316,000) in emergency funds.
The Red Cross will aim to reach 15,000 of the most vulnerable people threatened by disease and drought, it said.
“This will allow the Red Crescent to improve access to safe drinking water through solar boreholes, storage facilities, improved water treatment and other services,” the IFRC’s head of country office, Thomas Gurtner, said in a statement.
“...the most vulnerable people (will) receive cash transfers that give them full control of providing for their families.”
An estimated 5 million people are affected by the drought, which was caused by unseasonably high temperatures and below average monsoon rainfall, both of which are influenced by the El Niño weather phenomenon, the Red Cross said.
Conditions have recently deteriorated in the drought affected areas with malnutrition rates increasing to 30 percent, the U.N.'s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in January.
The water table has dropped in most valleys and low-lying areas, and food production in the affected areas has dropped by 34 per cent, according to the IFRC.
The Pakistan Meteorological Department forecasts that the situation will continue to deteriorate over the next four years, in part due to climate change.

Video Report - Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj Speaks At Meet Of Islamic Nations (OIC)

#Pakistan - #PPP - Asif Zardari opposes decision to skip #OIC meeting

Pakistan People's Party leader Asif Zardari has opposed government's decision to skip OIC's Council of Foreign Minister's meeting.Speaking during the joint sitting of the parliament, he said Islamabad can send Foreign Secretary to the meeting.

"It is my opinion that Foreign Minister should attend Council of Foreign Minister's meeting," he said.
"Not going is not the solution to problem. We should not forget our friends," said the PPP co-chairman.He, however, fully supported the government's decision to release captured Indian pilot.
Zardari said it would improve Pakistan's image in the world.
He also paid tribute to the Pakistani pilot who downed the Indian aircraft earlier this week.

Govt’s OIC decision unfortunate, international forums must be engaged: Bilawal

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday termed the government’s decision to not attend the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers meeting in Abu Dhabi as “unfortunate.”
In a tweet following Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s announcement that Pakistan will not attend the OIC moot in protest against the OIC's decision to invite Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, Bilawal said important international forums must be engaged at this critical time.
“Unfortunate government has decided not to attend OIC. Important international forums must be engaged at this critical time. To put Pakistan’s point of views across and expose India’s belligerence & naked aggression. Cutting your nose to spite your face is never a great strategy,” the PPP chairman said. 
In a joint session of the Parliament earlier today, Foreign Minister Qureshi reiterated his protest against the OIC's decision to invite his Indian counterpart Swaraj to attend the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers in Abu Dhabi, and said he will not attend the session due to the inter-governmental organisation's failure to rescind the invitation to Swaraj.

#Pakistan - #PPP - No one matches Bilawal Bhutto’s political vision

Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh on Information, Law and Anti-Corruption, Barrister Murtaza Wahab has said that Chairman of PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari always speaks rationally and no one matches his political vision in the country.
In a statement on Friday, the Advisor said that Bilawal is one of the few leaders of the subcontinent, who possessed moderate ideology in the political scenario at present.
He said that the PPP chairman has always talked about peace and tranquility by following the footsteps of his mother Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and Grandfather Shaheed Zulfqar Ali Bhutto who exalted the flag of peace in the region.
He said that their chairman is continuation of their great leadership who is propagating the message of peace among the people his country.

Bilawal Bhutto pays rich tribute to ex-federal minister Shaheed Shahbaz Bhatti on his 8th martyrdom anniversary

Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has paid rich tribute to ex-federal minister Shaheed Shahbaz Bhatti on his 8th martyrdom anniversary.

In his message, the PPP Chairman said that Shaheed Shahbaz Bhatti was very vibrant PPP leader and who devoted his life for bringing people from different thoughts of people near each other. He, while strictly adhering to the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s ideology, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s philosophy and the reconciliation policy of former President Asif Ali Zardari, had contributed a lot towards religious harmony and tranquility. 

The enemies of humanity had silenced him to death over his untiring efforts for the religious harmony and peace.

Though Shaheed Shahbaz Bhatti is not among us today but the mission of equality, peace and tranquility and tolerance is still alive and PPP would make the dreams of its martyrs a reality one day, the Party Chairman vowed.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that no power on Earth could prevent Pakistan from becoming a progressive and peaceful society, a land of equality and a truly democratic country.