RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) has called on an emergent meeting and passed a unanimous resolution in support of Government for suspending trade and diplomatic ties with India.
The house strongly condemned use of cluster bombs along LOC and violation of human rights in Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK) and appealed to the United Nations, OIC and the international human rights to take serious notice of Indian atrocities in Kashmir. The house while endorsing key decisions taken by National Security Council and in preview of current economic situation suggested to establish the “National Security Fund” and assured full cooperation from business community for the Fund.
President RCCI Malik Shahid Saleem while addressing the meeting said that traders always stand with Kashmiri people and will raise their voice at all available forum.
“Pakistani business community will continue to extend its moral support for their right to self-determination and said that the traders unanimously condemns the Indian aggression and demands the international community to take notice of this blatant violation of the international norms.
RCCI president appealed to the United Nations and Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) to send their special envoys and monitoring teams to analyze and assess the conditions of human rights violations by the Indian occupation forces in Indian Occupied Kashmir against helpless and unarmed Kashmiri Muslims.
The resolution also demanded for resuming NCC and civil defence training at colleges and universities, food rationing and establishing fund to meet the emergency situation. He also urged the government to powerfully raise the issue at all international forums.
The growing tension, caused by Indian provocative policy, is not a good sign as confrontation between two nuclear powers could lead mass destruction” he added.
President RCCI termed the Kashmir dispute as the main reason of contention between the South Asian arch rivals Pakistan and India. A peaceful South Asia can only be prosperous if all the outstanding issues were resolved between Pakistan and India, including Kashmir, he added. Trade between the two countries and other regional states can only be boosted up once we have peace in this region, he said.