ISLAMABAD: The parliamentary group of all Kashmir parties in the President of the British Parliament, Debbie Abrahams, praised the Pakistani government for its supportive role during their visit and promised that they will continue to press the United Kingdom government to take serious steps to resolve the Kashmir’s long dispute, reported ARY News on Wednesday.
United Kingdom Labor Party deputy Debbie Abrahams made the statement while addressing a joint press conference with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the Foreign Office (FO) today.
Ms. Abrahams said she is grateful to Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry for their support role during the visit, as the planned visit of the group aims to observe the human rights situation in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and India Busy Jammu and Kashmir.
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Kashmir people face problems for many days in the occupied valley and the group has serious concerns about the human resources report, he added. Abrahams said everyone is aware of what is happening in Jammu and Kashmir, occupied by the Indians, where the Kashmiris cannot even contact their families.
The British parliamentarian criticized India for denying access to the UK parliamentary group to occupied Kashmir, on the other hand, the Pakistani government has provided maximum support and its positive gesture should be appreciated. He expressed the hope that India will cooperate with the Kashmir parliamentary group like Pakistan.
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He announced that the head of the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UN) will soon visit Pakistan and India to gather documentary evidence about the situation in Kashmir. He expressed the hope that India will cooperate with the Commission as well as the Pakistani government.
The legislator said they are part of an independent and impartial parliamentary group that does not represent the UK government. She promised that the group will continue to press British officials for the rights of cashmere and that it is necessary to continue efforts to resolve one of the oldest land disputes.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said the federal government is in contact with several British parliament officials.
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“We welcome visiting British parliamentarians in Pakistan who would establish a position after completing their visit here.” He added that the visiting group will inform the UN about the worst human rights situation in the occupied valley.
The foreign minister said that IOJK’s situation worsens after the illegal and unilateral actions of India on August 5 last year. The true face of India has been exposed to the international community after crossing all the boundaries of barbarism and atrocities in the occupied valley. He also criticized the Indian government for imposing a curfew on IOJK, which has passed 200 days.
Qureshi demanded the parliaments of other countries to raise the voice of cashmere. He also urged the parliaments of several countries, including the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, to pass unanimous resolutions on Kashmir as well as Pakistan. The Foreign Minister also commended the statement of the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, for implementing the UNSC resolutions on the Kashmir dispute.