DUBAI: Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Shahryar Khan Afridi did not meet the Kashmiri community, who live in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during his visit to Emirates or the ‘Kashmir issue’ was mentioned in a press statement released by the Pakistani diplomatic mission in Dubai.
Shahryar Khan Afridi visited the Pakistani Consulate in Dubai on Sunday but the Kashmiri community was not invited to the occasion. Pakistani Consul General to Dubai Ahmed Amjad Ali explained about the consular services provided to Pakistanis and the COVID-19 operation for the repatriation of Pakistanis.
Many Kashmiri leaders including Sardar Shabbir, former adviser to the Azad Kashmir government Sardar Javed Yaqub, Assembly of Azad Kashmir candidate Farooq Baniya and others regretfully complained that Shahryar Khan Afridi heads the Kashmir Committee but unfortunately he did not bother to meet or invite “the Kashmiri people. “. They regretted that the consulate could not even invite ‘Kashmiris’ to discuss this issue!
Sardar Shabir stated that Shahryar Khan Afridi, as chairman of the Pakistan Kashmir Committee, can inform the public and trust them about the efforts the government has taken to solve the Kashmir problem.
When asked about Shahryar Khan Afridi’s visit to the Kashmiri consulate and community, Press Counselor Shazia Siraj initially declined to comment and then stated that if the Kashmiri community showed their interest in meeting Shahryar Khan Afridi then the consulate could have arranged for it. In addition, Shazia Siraj did not comment on the reasons for the disappearance of Kashmir in the consulate press release.
Sardar Javed Yaqub and other Kashmiri community leaders stated that many of their relatives have lived in the Line of Control (LoC) and faced indiscriminate shooting by the Indian Army so they wanted to inform Kashmir Committee chairman Shahryar Khan Afridi about it but unfortunately they did not. invited.
Shahryar Khan Afridi also visited the Pakistan Embassy in Abu Dhabi a few days ago. He also attended the Pakistan Tehreek Insaf function and also addressed the Pakistan Dubai Business Council event, where he briefed attendees on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision.