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Pakistan supports China on human rights affairs in Xinjiang

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BEIJING, February 23 ): Joint statement of the “Stories of Communist Party of China (CPC) Thematic Briefing on Xinjiang” have categorically rejected the odious behavior of handful of people from certain countries in misleading the international perception on Xinjiang affairs

 It was noted that some counted elements are smearing other countries with distorted and fabricated facts and disinformation of cooked-up rumors of so-called China’s “ethnic cleansing” in Xinjiang.

As the event took place here in Urumqi, a total of over 310 leaders and prominent personages representing more than 190 political parties and organizations from 80 plus countries, among which over 100 are from Islamic countries, have been involved in an in-depth discussion on the theme of “A Better Life for All” and reached broad consensus.

The Deputy Speaker of National Assembly Qasim Suri represented Pakistan and commended the sustainable efforts of CPC for establishing peaceful environment for all the ethnicities in Xinjiang by providing equal opportunities of development and progress.

Deputy Speaker also hailed the bilateral relationship between Pakistan and China that are celebrating the 70th anniversary this year and expressed the commitment to further elevate the brotherhood to the new heights.

China’s constitution not only provides a high degree of autonomy for Xinjiang, but also protects local people’s legitimate rights and interests. Suri said, “As far as I know, there are 24,400 mosques in Xinjiang, i.e. more mosques per person than in many other parts of the world.”

Furthermore, Suri highlighted that Xinjiang is the starting point of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). As Pakistan is pursuing high-quality cooperation under CPEC and ushering in the second phase of development, he believes that Pakistan and China’s Xinjiang will enjoy more opportunities and they will all benefit from the fruits of cooperation. 

Delegates representing political parties and organizations from around the globe opined that, it is the common goal and responsibility of political parties of all countries to work towards a better life for the overwhelming majority of the people.

Political parties of all the countries should take the improvement of People’s wellbeing as their mission and strive to uplift the sense of fulfillment, happiness and security thereof.

Delegates from Asian and African countries stated that the briefing has enabled us to acquire a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of China’s policies regarding minority ethnic groups and the development of areas with large ethnic minority populations including the actual situation in Xinjiang where social stability as well as equality and unity among various ethnic groups prevail, people’s livelihood keeps improving and the economy develops constantly.

We are appreciative of what the Chinese government has done to promote economic and social development of minority ethnic groups and that of areas with large ethnic minority populations, and to respect and protect the right of people of all the ethnic groups to freedom of religious belief and to use their own spoken and written languages, delegates added.

All parties are of the view that it is the common goal and responsibility of political parties of all countries to work towards a better life for the overwhelming majority of the people.

Political parties of all countries should take the improvement of people’s wellbeing as their mission and strive to uplift the sense of fulfillment, happiness, and security thereof, delegates noted.

They have noted that COVID-19 has hit over 200 countries and regions, affected more than 7 billion people around the world and claimed over 2 million lives.

They call on all countries to continue to put the lives, safety and health of the people above everything else by deploying medical expertise and critical supplies to places where they are needed the most, saving lives with all might and main, and further promoting global joint epidemic response so that the pandemic is brought under control at an earliest possible date and the vision of building a global community of health for all appears on the horizon.

They have stressed that COVID-19 has plunged over 200 million people globally into extreme poverty and inflicted serious impact on the economic and social development of most countries, casting a dark shadow on the prospects of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 They call on all countries to continue to strengthen coordination on macroeconomic policies, remain steadfast in maintaining the stability of the global financial market as well as that of industrial and supply chains, and to take measures to reduce debts and boost the flow of trade, so that the world economy could soon recover and grow, which will help bring global poverty reduction back on the right track as speedily as possible.


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