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Speakers call for UN resolution implementation in Kashmir
Speakers call for UN resolution implementation in Kashmir

LAHORE: (Tuesday, October 8, 2019): Speakers at a conference on Kashmir have called upon the need to implement United Nations resolutions on Kashmir issue otherwise it may face the fate of League of Nations as two atomic powers are standing eyeball to eyeball along borders. They were addressing a national conference on Kashmir titled "Kashmiri Freedom Struggle - A Full Spectrum Review after Illegal Indian Annexation on 5th Aug" jointly organized by Centre for Global and Strategic Studies (CGSS) and Punjab University at Punjab University’s Dr Pervaiz Hasan Environmental Law Centre here on Tuesday. Chairman Kashmir Committee Syed Fakhar Imam, Punjab Univeristy Vice Chancellro Prof Niaz Ahmad Akhter, Lt Gen (r) Khalid Maqbool, CGSS President Maj Gen (r) Syed Khalid Amir Jaffery, Former Pakistani High Commissioner to India Mr Abdul Basit, Mr. Aamir Ghauri, Barrister Saad Rasool, Additional IG Captain (r) Zafar Iqbal Awan, Senior Member Advisory Board CGSS Brig (r) Akhtar Nawaz Janjua, faculty members and a large number of students were present on the occasion. Addressing the seminar, Syed Fakhar Imjam said that Kashmir was a disputed territory and India could not annex it. He said that world had expressed its concern over human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir due to successful diplomatic efforts of Pakistan. He said that UN’s Secretary General, US Senators, and important international personalities and parliaments have demanded India lift curfew from the area. He said that Pakistan could not be completed without resolution of Kashmir issue. He said that Kashmir issue must be solved as per the desire of Kashmiris and they must be given their right to plebiscite. He said that we were thankful to China for supporting us over Kashmir issue. He said that we have to bring reforms in the sectors of education, law and economy to strengthen our system and state. He also motivated the students that they have potential and vibrancy to compete the world. In his speech, Lt Gen (r) Khalid Maqbool focused on India’s conspiracy of revoking Kashmir’s special status and its hidden agenda with possibility of armed conflict with Pakistan. He stated that we are a peaceful country, however, all over the world people negatively conceived the concept of Islam, and therefore, we have to counter this misconception. He highlighted the propaganda of RSS to make Pakistan a weaker country. He stated that the Kashmiri struggle got an impetus when its people started an armed struggle against the Indian forces after which the struggle has become more robust. He said that Kashmir struggle movement is on its peak and Indian forces cannot suppress their courage. He stated that Pakistanis are with Kashmir. He said that we have faced the world’s resistance and we witnessed many Muslim countries went into chaos but Pakistan is still thriving with its values and is moving forward. He said that some Western powers wanted to sabotage China Pakistan Economic Corridor to hinder China’s way to development. He said that America, Israel and India were jointly harming Pakistan in order to stop China’s progress. He said that there were conspiracies to weaken Pakistan internally through fifth generation warfare. He said that Modi was following the ideology of RSS and its policies would spread anarchy even within India.

PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmed said that UN had failed to implement its resolutions on Kashmir issue. However, he said, Pakistani nation stands with government, Pakistan Army and Kashmiris. He said that Imran Khan had presented Kashmir’s case at United Nations excellently and he had truly represented Islamic countries. He said that we need to launch aggressive diplomacy at international level to sensitize world over human rights violations by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir. He urged the world not to prefer economic interest to human rights. CGSS President Maj Gen (r) Syed Khalid Amir Jaffery said that Modi’s move had internationalized Kashmir issue. He said that this was the longest curfew of the world and India was committing genocide of the Muslims. Former Pakistani High Commissioner to India Mr Abdul Basit said that the issue of Jammu and Kashmir was the issue of state of Pakistan. He said that Kashmiris had given great sacrifices and we need to work hard for the freedom of Kashmir and make cohesive strategy. He said that India could not win the heart of Kashmiris. Mr. Aamir Ghauri highlighted the Indian hostility in Kashmir and role of international media. He appreciated the students of the Punjab University for their positive contribution and also threw light on the significant role that can be played by the students. He highlighted the Indian atrocities in Kashmir and India’s fake promises of development. He said that Modi was culprit and not all the Indians support his agenda. Barrister Saad Rasool suggested that students should be included in the debate about the foreign policy of Pakistan. Additional IG Captain (r) Zafar Iqbal Awan stated that Ms Mehbooba Mufti, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, very clearly refused the abrogation, who later faced problems from Indian government. The conference concluded by speech of Brig (r) Akhtar Nawaz Janjua, Senior Member Advisory Board CGSS, who discussed upon the role of Pakistani youth in highlighting the Kashmiri freedom movement. He stressed to focus on the core values of Islam.