Alvi apprises Japanese premier of rights atrocities in held Kashmir


TOKYO: President Dr. Arif Alvi on Wednesday apprised Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe regarding human rights atrocities and lockdown in occupied Kashmir which was stripped of its semi-autonomous status on Aug 5.

During the meeting, the president urged Japan to play its role in the restoration of fundamental human rights of the Kashmiri people.

He also stressed the need for both countries to work together to strengthen mutually beneficial relations particularly in the fields of investment, trade, human resource development and people to people contacts.

Referring to the young Pakistani population, President Alvi also highlighted the inherent complementarities that could be exploited to benefit the two economies.

He felicitated the Japanese PM on the enthronement of Naruhito, the Emperor of Japan, and hoped that the new era would bring more prosperity and well-being for the friendly people of Japan.

He also expressed his heartfelt condolences on the loss of precious lives caused by the recent Typhoon Hagibis in Japan and wished the injured early recovery.

Meanwhile, Japanese PM expressed his gratitude to the president for attending the enthronement ceremony and hoped that such visits will boost the bilateral ties.

Earlier, the president and first lady had attended the enthronement ceremony of Japan’s Emperor Naruhito during his five-day official visit to Tokyo.

The experts told that Pakistan-Japan cooperative relations have been on an upward trajectory with a huge potential for collaboration in myriad fields such as economic, trade, commercial, investment, I.T., agriculture, human resource development and tourism.