ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid Tuesday said Pakistan would inform the world about the barbarity and atrocities of India in Occupied Kashmir.
Talking to media here, he said,”We are bringing before the world the human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir.”
He said Pakistan would continue to make progress under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.
The minister said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was not using official resources in the Azad and Jammu Kashmir (AJK) elections, while the Pakistan Peoples Party had used official resources of AJK in 2011 polls.
“We go to the AJK as the representatives of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz,” he added.
Pervaiz Rashid said talking about the army chief’s term was akin to weakening the Zarb-i-Azb operation. There was time in his service so there was no need to talk about it now, he added.
The minister said the work done by late Agha Nasir, including dramas, was a beacon for the media and had assumed status of an academy.
The parameters adopted by Pakistan Television were reflective of the society, he added.
ISLAMABAD: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah on Tuesday said Kashmir issue is in no way an internal affair of India as it is disputed area and an unfinished agenda of partition.
Responding to a point raised by an Indian journalist during a private news channel program, Rana Sanaullah contested, “since there are UN resolutions on Kashmir issues and a commitment by the then Indian Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru to give Kashmiri people right to self-determination, nobody should say that it is internal affair of India.”
He said there is need to analyze the freedom movement of Kashmiri people and international community must hear to voice of innocent Kashmiris who are subjected to cruelties of Indian forces.
“Even in late 1980s and early 1990s India quelled the freedom movement when Kashmiris uprising had shaken the world conscience. Now once again India is bent upon use of force to usurp just right of Kashmiris to self-determination,” he added.
The minister. however, pleaded that there should be no impression of violence in the struggle because India will exploit it to malign the Kashmiri people who are struggling for their just right.
Participating in the discussion, Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Mir Waiz Umar Farooq said practically there is war like situation in occupied Kashmir.
“Curfew has been imposed for many days, people are restricted to their home while Indian forces have killed 35 innocent people injuring another 1500 Kashmiris.”
He said even this is not enough and Indian government is sending more troops to occupied area in an effort to quell our voices with the brutal use of force.
He demanded immediate withdrawal of occupying forces, repeal draconian laws and stop genocide of Kashmiri people. “People are being killed, they are tortured and handicapped. What it should be called other then state terrorism.We are seeing the worst examples of human rights violation.”
Secretary Information Pakistan Peoples’ Party Qamar Zaman Kaira said, innocent people are being killed in occupied Kashmir and it is not the matter of this side or that side. “Kashmiris are forcefully demanding allegiance with Pakistan and we shall continue their political, diplomatic and moral support.” –APP