ISLAMABAD - Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen M Mazari while speaking in Senate has said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was working on a blueprint for finding a permanent solution to Kashmir dispute.
“There has been no consistency on our policies on Kashmir and the time has come we go beyond extending moral and diplomatic support to Kashmir…we must stop playing politics on Kashmir issue,” she maintained.
She lauded then step taken by the European Parliament, saying it is very good development as for the first time, the EU parliament is going to make public the human right violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir .
“We’ve also invited UN human rights commissioner to visit held Kashmir to take notice of the rights violations by the Indian security forces and again this is being done for the first time, which will expose the Indian brutalities on Kashmiris,” she declared.
She said that the Kashmiri diaspora abroad is in deep slumber and remembers Kashmir when the region undergoes into election gear. “No successive governments ever raised the killing of innocent children and rape of women in Kashmir ,” she said.
The UNGA has unanimously adopted a resolution moved by Pakistan on Kashmir issue, she said adding it was an important development.
Senator Raza Rabbani came down hard on western world for their double standard about Kashmir said, “It is useless to have hopes from the United Nations that the international body would help in resolving the issue.” He also added that UN had become a tool in the hands of United States. He condemned the role of the west in resolving the issue and said that no western country ever condemned human rights violations in IOK.
Rabbani went on to say that any resolution regarding Muslim world or the third world was always vetoed in UN. He also said that US had maintained a strategic relationship with India as the former wanted the latter to make a policeman in the region. “We will not let India to assume this role,” he said.
PML-N Senator Mushahidullah Khan said that in future a US-backed UN was no different than League of Nations as it is doing which suits the US and its cronies, adding the silence of western human rights champions on Kashmir is one example how concerned they are about human rights.
PPP Senator Sherry Rehman also flayed the western world especially the US and the UK, saying the way they are treating Kashmir story is unjust.