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Pakistan wants to enhance trade, investment & defence ties with South Africa: President

 July 29, 2021

President Dr Arif Alvi says Pakistan and South Africa enjoy excellent cooperation in the field of defence which needs to be further expanded for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

He expressed these views while talking to the visiting Chief of South African National Defence Force, General Rudzani Maphwanaya, who called on him in Islamabad on Thursday.

He said Pakistan wants to further enhance trade, investment and defence relations with South Africa.

He said Pakistan attaches great importance to its ties with South Africa under its "Look Africa" policy and wants to increase the frequency of exchanges at military and political levels to further cement bilateral ties.

The President highlighted Pakistan's strategy of "Smart Lockdowns" that successfully contained the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also shed light on the human rights violations in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir being committed by the Indian Security Forces against the innocent Kashmiris.

He said that India is involved in the ethnic cleansing of Muslims by martyring innocent Kashmiri Muslims and issuing domiciles to non-Kashmiris to change the demography of the IIOJK.

He also called upon the international community to play its role in implementing the UN Security Council resolutions to grant the people of IIOJK their right to self-determination.

The visiting Chief of South African National Defence Force said the Armed Forces of the two countries have good working relations which need to be further improved for the mutual benefit of the two sides.

The President expressed the hope that the visit of the Chief of South African National Defence Force would help in further strengthening the ties between Pakistan and South Africa.






























Provision of speedy, easy justice to common man foremost priority of govt: PM

PM Imran Khan said this while talking to Attorney General of Pakistan Khalid Javed Khan in Islamabad.



Prime Minister Imran Khan has said ensuring provision of speedy and easy justice to the common man is the foremost priority of the government.

He was talking to Attorney General of Pakistan Khalid Javed Khan in Islamabad on Thursday.

The Prime Minister said the government is committed to provide every possible assistance and resources to the judiciary to remove obstacles in the way of access to justice and make the judicial system more effective.

The Attorney General apprised the Prime Minister about different judicial matters, ongoing reforms in the justice system and Water Commission Report.

The Prime Minister commended the efforts of Justice Shahid Kareem regarding Water Commission Report. He said water is a highly critical issue and Justice Shahid Kareem's special interest and efforts in this regard are appreciable.