Islamabad: Parliamentary Kashmir Committee met today in the Parliament House, Islamabad with Maulana Fazl ur Rahman in the chair. Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir and other Senior Officers of Foreign Office gave an update on the Kashmir front.
The Committee was briefed about the discussions at the recent meetings with India. CBMs like trade across the Line of Control as well as movement of the Kashmiris between AJK and the Occupied Kashmir were discussed. The Committee was also informed that the nuclear pact between the two countries have been extended for 5 years.
The Kashmir Committee advised the Foreign Office to keep the Kashmir Issue at the forefront, because it is the core issue and Pakistan can’t afford to put it at the backburner. The Pakistani nation is sensitive about the Kashmir dispute. Besides, Kashmiris have rendered unforgettable sacrifices.
Therefore, we should not do anything which damage the Kashmir cause. The Committee also reiterated its moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri brethren, who were waging a valiant struggle for their right to self determination.
Maulana Fazl ur Rahman, Chairman Kashmir Committee directed the Foreign Office to speak firmly, with confidence on Kashmir, because our case is strong. He said the whole nation is behind the Foreign Office on the issue. We may have differences on other issues, but we are all united on three issues: friendship with China, nuclear assets and Kashmir, he asserted.
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National Assembly of Pakistan
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