Rab­bani urges UN, OIC to take no­tice of In­dian fir­ing and shelling

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL - Staff Re­porter

Se­nate Chair­man Raza Rab­bani has urged the United Na­tions and the Or­ga­ni­za­tion of Is­lamic Co­op­er­a­tion to take no­tice of the un­pro­voked fir­ing and shelling by the In­dian forces.

Talk­ing to news­men in Sialkot on Sun­day af­ter en­quir­ing about the health of the in­jured in fir­ing and shelling by the In­dian forces along the Work­ing Bound­ary, Rab­bani ac­cused the In­dian gov­ern­ment of try­ing to di­vert at­ten­tion from its in­ter­nal fail­ure by re­sort­ing to un­pro­voked fir­ing to cre­ate un­rest on the bor­der with Pak­istan.

"In­dia's hypocrisy has been ex­posed be­fore the whole world," Rab­bani said, adding that the Pak­istan Armed Forces and the peo­ple of Pak­istan will re­spond ef­fec­tively to the ag­gres­sion of In­dian forces. The Se­nate chair­man, who be­longs to the Pak­istan Peo­ples Party (PPP), paid trib­ute to the team of doc­tors and sur­geons at the CMH for spar­ing no ef­fort to pro­vide re­lief to those in­jured by In­dian fir­ing on Fri­day.

Fur­ther, Rab­bani urged the Or­gan­i­sa­tion of Is­lamic Coun­tries (OIC) to take no­tice of the un­pro­voked fir­ing and shelling by the In­dian forces along­side the work­ing bound­ary and the Line of Con­trol (LoC). "It is very un­for­tu­nate that the OIC is silent de­spite the deaths of so many in­no­cent civil­ians by the un­pro­voked In­dian fir­ing." The chair­man of the Se­nate also re­vealed that the Modi gov­ern­ment did not re­spond the pos­i­tive ef­forts of Pak­istan for re­solv­ing the out­stand­ing is­sues through di­a­logue. Re­spond­ing to a ques­tion, he said: "I will urge Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif to take steps for the pro­tec­tion of vil­lages si­t­u­ated along the work­ing bound­ary on per­ma­nent ba­sis."

Ear­lier, upon his ar­rival at the CMH Sialkot, Rab­bani met with the in­jured civil­ians, who are un­der­go­ing treat­ment at the hos­pi­tal, and in­quired about their health.

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