PR No. 280 The Prime Minister’s Special Envoys brief Chinese Academics, Scholars & Think-Tanks’ Representatives on HR violations by India in IOK Islamabad: September 30, 2016
The Prime Minister’s Special Envoys Mukhdoom Khusru Bakhtiyar, MNA and Mr. Alam Dad Laleka, MNA, who are visiting People’s Republic of China to highlight the ongoing human rights violations in Indian Occupied Jammu Kashmir (IOK), met Chinese scholars, academics and representatives of various think-tanks in Beijing. The envoys gave a detailed account of the deteriorating situation in IOK and the atrocities being perpetrated by the Indian occupation forces against the innocent civilians including women, children and elderly.
The Envoys highlighted that life of the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir are living under duress due to continuous curfew in IoK, people are unable to meet their daily life requirements. Kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute as per UNSC Resolutions. As recognized by the UN, Pakistan is party to the dispute and is obliged to highlight the struggle of self determination of the Kashmiri people.
The Envoys informed the participants how earnestly Pakistan has tried to resolve all issues with India including the Kashmir dispute through a result oriented dialogue process. India has rejected all offers of dialogue. Therefore, Pakistan is compelled to approach the international community to highlight Indian suppression of an indigenous struggle of the Kashmiri people. Special Envoys also called upon the international community to a play a proactive role in resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.
The Chinese intellectuals and scholars attending the event showed complete understanding of Pakistan’s position and shared their views on Kashmir dispute and regional situation. They emphasized the peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute, which poses a potential threat to peace and stability of the region.