PR No. 75 OIC General Secretary’s Special Representative on Jammu and Kashmir Mr. Abdullah Abudur rahman Alim calls on Federal Minister Kashmir Affairs Islamabad

A delegation of Organization of Islamic countries headed by OIC’s Secretary General’s Special Representative on Jammu and Kashmir, Ambassador Abdullah Abdur rahman Alim called on the Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs & Gilgit-Baltistan Chaudhry Muhammad Berjees Tahir here in Islamabad today. The meeting discussed the role of OIC with special reference to the issue of Kashmir dispute.

In meeting, the Federal Minister highlighted the atrocities that are being committed by the Indian forces in occupied Kashmir and said that a firm commitment and resolve on part of international community especially the UN is required for peaceful resolution of this dispute.

Appreciating the diplomatic support of OIC to the Kashmir cause, the Federal Minister said that people of Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir highly value the all time solidarity expressed with the kashmiri people for their right of self determination by the OIC countries especially in the joint communiqué of OIC’s 13th summit.

The special representative expressed the solidarity of OIC with people of Kashmir for their right of self determination and said that the Kashmir has always been one of most important issues discussed at the OIC Summit platforms and in meeting of Council of Foreign Ministers of OIC. He added that OIC has established a standing mechanism in form of Permanent Human Rights Commission to observe the human rights violations in occupied Kashmir and said that OIC will continue to extend its diplomatic support to the people of occupied Kashmir for their right of self determination.

The special representative also highlighted the projects especially in the field of education in AJK that are being funded by Islamic Development Bank and Islamic Solidarity Fund. The Federal Minister praised the services of OIC in social sector of AJK and said that he would highly appreciate the support of OIC in social sector of AJK and that his Ministry would extend all of its cooperation in this regard.