Pakistan

HR minister condemns US sanctions against Iran despite Coronavirus

HR minister condemns US sanctions

HR minister condemns US sanctions against Iran despite Coronavirus as inhumane and asked UNHRC to act immediately against it.

 

Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari slammed the President Trump-led US administration over increasing sanctions against Iran.

HR minister condemns US sanctions

In her tweet, she termed it absolutely incomprehensibl because Tump Admin increased sanctions against Iran are aggravating the pandemic in Iran. 

Due to US sanctions, Coronavirus is resulting in more deaths and suffering.

Mazari also urged the United Nations Human Rights Council and its chief Michelle Bachelet (@mbachelet).

She recommended that UNHRC and Bachelete should take immediate note and act against the inhumane & condemnable President of the United States @POTUS policy.

Earlier, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also called for lifting of sanctions against Iran.

He demanded lifting of sanction so that Iran can use its resources against coronavirus.

In a tweet on Friday, he said we must show utmost compassion at this time of such great challenge and difficulty.

How Pakistan government reacts

80 containers reach after opening of border with Afghanistan for transportation.

On the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pak-Afghan border has been opened for the transportation of essential food items.

Pakistan and China maintains transport and trade links despite Coronavirus outbreak, according to Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

He rebuffed the impression that there would be any stoppage of trade between Pakistan and China in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

Qureshi expressed these views in an interview to Global Times in Beijing.

But government of Pakistan has closed Taftan border with Iran.

Over 41,000 people had come to Pakistan but they go home without any screening/quarantine.

Mainstream media and social media activists create impression as though Coronavirus is not a pandemic but an Iran-specific or pilgrims-specific virus.

Government measures also target only them, specially pilgrims returned their country via Taftan lan border. 

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