In a diplomatic success for Pakistan, Kashmir issue raised in French Parliament for the first time in history

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In a diplomatic success for Pakistan, Kashmir issue raised in French Parliament for the first time in history

ISLAMABAD – In a diplomatic success for Pakistan, Kashmir issue raised in French Parliament for the first time in history.

For the first time, the issue of Kashmir was highlighted in the French Parliament at a symposium organized by Jean Bernard Sempastous, the President of Pakistan France Friendship Group, which was attended by French parliamentarians, scholars and human rights activists.

Speaking at a conference titled ‘Kashmir – the oldest conflict of the world’ held in Paris on Tuesday, Jean Bernard Sempastous said the 70-year-old Kashmir dispute needed to be resolved at the earliest.

He said the Friendship Group decided to organize this event to raise information about the long-standing issue of Kashmir, says a message received Wednesday from Paris.

He said after a new historical turning point since August, reflection on this oldest conflict of the world deserved full attention.

Sempastous called upon both Pakistan and India to exercise maximum restraint and take steps to resolve the issue by peaceful means.

He also stressed the need for restoration of fundamental freedom of the people of Kashmir.