India should not misunderstand Pakistan’s wish for peace, says Zahid HamidOctober 10, 2014
SIALKOT: Federal Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid has strongly condemned the Indian shelling on Sialkot border villages and targeting of civilian population there by the Indian Border Security Forces (BSF).
Talking to the newsmen at DCO office here tSaturday the federal minister termed it severe violation of international ceasefire laws and human rights. He urged the UNO to take serious notice of brutal killings of the innocent Pakistani citizens in border villages along the Working Boundary here.
Zahid Hamid said that the peace wish of Pakistan should not be misunderstood by India. He said that Pakistan wanted to resolve all the issues including burning Kashmir Issue through peaceful and fruitful dialogues with India. He said that the whole Pakistani nation stands shoulder to shoulder with the armed forces of Pakistan and was ready to offer every sacrifice for defending the Motherland. He said that the armed forces of Pakistan have the full capability to defend the every inch of the country.
Later, Federal Minister distributed financial compensation cheques of Rs. 25000 each among as many as 24 persons injured by the Indian shelling.
He distributed cheques on behalf of the Punjab government among the Indian shelling victims at Combine Military Hospital (CMH), during visit there. He inquired about the health of all the persons injured by the unprovoked intensified Indian shelling on border villages. He presented bouquets to the injured and expressed complete solidarity with them.
Federal Minister Zahid Hamid also visited the Indian shelling hit Sialkot border villages Dhamaala-Charwah, Umeraanwali, Bajra Garhi, Harpal, Kingra, Rangor, Bhagiyaari and surrounding areas, which fall in his electoral constituency (NA 114 Pasrur, Sialkot-V). He deeply consoled the killings of the innocent people with their grieved families. He also offered Fateha for the eternal peace of the Indian shelling victims.
He met with the Indian shelling affectees and announced Rs. 05 million as financial compensation each on behalf of the Punjab government for the families of persons, martyred by Indian shelling in Sialkot border villages.
Local MPAs Ch. Munawar Ali Gill, Rana Liaqat Ali, Sialkot DCO Nadeem Sarwar, local PML-N leaders Khawaja Saeed Butt, Shehzad Butt and others were present on this occasion.
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