Khokhar urges nation to support Parachinar Caravan.
ISLAMABAD, July 23, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Advisor to Prime
Minister on Human Rights Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar on Friday appealed to the
nation and humanitarian organizations to support the Parachinar Relief
Caravan, which would leave for the town on July 24. Mustafa Khokhar was
talking to a delegation of Majlis-Wahdat-Muslimeen (M.W.M) and Youth of
Parachinar (YOP), which called on him here, said a press release. Member
of the Coordination Committee for Relief Caravan Allama Ejaz Hussain
Bahiste told the Advisor that in view of the forthcoming holy month of
Ramazan there was a dire need to provide food and other basic
necessities to the people of Parachinar on humanitarian basis. Due to
the five-year continuous siege of Parachinar and the occupation of
Thall-Parachinar Road by terrorists, normal life of the local people has
been destroyed and they are facing shortage of food and medicines.
Parachinar is turning into a disaster zone, the delegation member said.
The Advisor acknowledged that the people of Parachinar needed immediate
help and the Human Rights Ministry would support the Caravan for the
purpose. Khokhar requested different ministries and departments to make
necessary arrangements and to provide security for the safe journey of
the Caravan to Parachinar. Khokhar informed the delegation of steps
taken by him like provision of free education to the students of
Parachinar in different universities and also free medical facilities
for people of the area in the whole country. The YOP Chairman
appreciated the Advisor for highlighting the issue of Parachinar.
(THROUGH ASIA PULSE)