Senate reviews situation in IIOJ&K August 05, 2020

Senate reviews situation in IIOJ&K August 05, 2020

ISLAMABAD- The Senate has started discussion on the situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K).

In his remarks, Adviser on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan said all the political parties have a united stance on the Kashmir dispute. He said over the last two days, important steps have been taken. He said all the roads now leading to Kashmir will be called Srinagar roads. He said a new map has also been issued and it will be gotten approved from the parliament as well.  He said Sir Creek, Siachen, Jammu and Kashmir belong to Pakistan. 

Sherry Rehman said the last one year has been the most difficult for the people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir due to the military siege and Covid-19. She appealed to the west to fulfill its obligations for protection of human rights in the occupied territory. She said the Kashmiri people should be given their right to self-determination. She denounced the Indian tactics to change the demographic composition of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri regretted the international community’s silence on Kashmir dispute.  He said Indian occupation forces have mercilessly been massacring innocent and armless Kashmiri people over the last seven decades.

Minister for Narcotics Control Azam Khan Swati said Modi Junta’s evil face stands exposed before the world. He said the resolution of Kashmir dispute lies in a free and impartial plebiscite as per the UN Security Council Resolutions. He said Pakistan will continue to raise Kashmiri voice till they get their right to self-determination. He said Prime Minister Imran Khan has forcefully raised the Kashmir dispute at international forums including the United Nations.

Siraj-ul-Haq said Pakistan is incomplete without Kashmir. He said Kashmir is our jugular vein. He said resolution of the Kashmir dispute is important for the peace and stability of the region and the world at large. He paid glowing tributes to the sacrifices rendered by Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination.

At the outset, the house offered fateha for the martyrs of Kashmir as well as those who died in a recent explosion at the Lebanese Capital Beirut.