Pakistan to raise Kashmir issue at international level

SRINAGAR, JAN 18 : The Pakistan National Assembly was informed on Friday that the government has decided to forcefully raise Kashmir dispute as a humanitarian issue at the international level in order to “unmask the Indian abuses” in the valley.

Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Andleeb Abbass told the house during question hour that Kashmir Solidarity Day on 5th February will be observed this year not only in Pakistan but also abroad including London.  She said they have also invited the OIC to organize a conference on Kashmir in Islamabad or any other place to highlight the plight of “oppressed Kashmiri people”, Radio Pakistan reported.

She said international activists including a delegation of British MPs have compiled their stories and reports on “gross human rights violations” in Kashmir.

The parliamentary secretary said 2018 was one of the deadliest years in Kashmir in which Indian forces killed more than 350 innocent Kashmiris and blinded and maimed many more including women and children, the Radio Pakistan report said.

The parliamentary secretary also condemned “Indian provocations” on the Line of Control. She said, “we have repeatedly invited the UN inspectors to visit the LoC and see for themselves as to which country is violating the ceasefire. Indian propaganda of carrying out surgical strikes inside Pakistan was also negated by its own media as a mere drama.”