Senate slams Indian aggression, Egypt massacre

The upper house of parliament, the Senate, on Monday night joined the National Assembly to unanimously adopt two resolutions to condemn “Indian aggression” along the Line of Control and the ‘massacre’ of civilians in Egypt by the country’s military regime.

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Published: Wed 21 Aug 2013, 10:53 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 3:14 PM

Senators from the opposition called upon the government to effectively and forcefully raise the two issues at international forums such as the United Nations and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

Through the first resolution, moved by Leader of the House Raja Zafarul Haq, the senators across the divide urged the government “to clearly convey to New Delhi the necessity to respect and uphold the 2003 cease-fire accord”.

The resolution condemned an attack on the Pakistan High Commission and demonstrations outside the PIA offices in New Delhi. “The House also reiterates that Pakistan shall continue to endorse the just and legitimate struggle of the Kashmiri people for realisation of their right to self-determination as enshrined in the UN Security Council resolutions,” the resolution said.

The second resolution condemning “the bloody crackdown on unarmed civilians by Egypt’s military rulers” was moved by PPP’s parliamentary leader Raza Rabbani.

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