World must shun double standards to ensure peace: Rana Tanveer

LAHORE, July 17 (APP): Federal Minister for Defence Production and Science & Technology Rana Tanveer Hussain said on Sunday that international community would have to shun double standards for ensuring peace in the world.

He said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony of a road at Sharaqpur, says a press release issued here.

He said that Pakitsan could not stay silent at the
atrocities the Indian Army was committing against the innocent Kashmiris, adding that the incumbment government had raised the issue at all international forums.

Rana Tanveer said that it had officially been decided to observe July 19 and July 20 as the “Youm-e-Ilhaq Kashmir” (accession day) and ‘black day’, respectively. A decision in this regard was made in the recent federal cabinet meeting, presided over by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

He said that the PML-N would hold rallies across the country
to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir.

The minister said that the killing of innocent Kashmiris and
violation of human rights in the held valley should be stopped, adding that Pakistan’s desire for peace should not be considered as its weakness.

He said that progress and prosperity of the country was
the focus of the PML-N politics, adding that there was no exmaple of the development which took place during the last three years in the country.

Rana Tanveer said that billion of rupees had been spent
on development works in NA-131 and NA-132, adding that mega projects had been completed in Muridke, Narang Mandi, Ferozwala and Sharaqpur. These projects include water filtration plants, provision of Sui-gas and electricity,
construction of new schools and colleges, upgradation of
Tehsil Headquarters Hospitals and construction of new roads.

He said that now the people of Sharaqpur would be given a
gift of a motorway from Lahore to Karachi and soon Prime
Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif would inaugurate work on it.

Earlier, talking to the media, he said that dictatorship
could never be an alternative of democracy and added that all problems were being solved with concensus.