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Event Title: Senate Special Committee to examine purported grievances amongst some sections of the society

Event Date: 2019-08-29

Senate Special Committee to examine purported grievances amongst some sections of the society and reach out/engage with the genuinely aggrieved persons to create national cohesion has strongly condemned human rights violations and brutalities in Indian Occupied Kashmir(IOK) by Indian forces and said that Indian Prime Minister Modi has lost his mind and is blatantly violating international norms and laws by imposing curfew in the occupied valley besides supressing the voices of the innocent Kashmiris. Convenor of the special Committee, Senator Barrister Saif, while presiding over meeting of the committee at Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services ( PIPS), Islamabad, observed that an effective response needs to be given to the barbaric approach of Modi sarkar. He said that government and parliament of Pakistan, as per public sentiments and aspirations, have to take the lead and act more robustly to devise a joint strategy and to make the world aware of the plight of Kashmiris more effectively. He said that committee would formulate solid recommendation to emphasize upon the government to raise voice on each and every forum at regional and global level benefiting from the parliamentary diplomacy to internationalize the issue. He said that all political forces and schools of thought in the country stand in unison on Kashmir issue and Senate would play a more robust role in this regard.

The meeting was attend by Chairperson of peace and culture organization Mushal Mullick, Hurriyat Leaders Sheikh Mateen, Abdul Hameed Lone, Nisar Mirza and repsentative pf civil society Muhammad Amon Pasha.

Senators Sardar Muhammad Shafiq Tareen, Sirajul Haq, Mir Kabeer Ahmed Muhammad Shahi, Sajjad Hussain Turi, Hidayatullah, Naseebullah Bazai and Sitara Ayaz also participated in the important meeting and expressed solidarity with the people occupied valley. Members of the Committee condemned Indian brutalities and said that Modi government was involved in crime against humanity. They lauded Chairman Senate decision to cancel his UAE visit and appreciated the steps taken by the Senate under the leadership of Chairman Senate to highlight the Indian brutalities at international level. Members were of the view that India wants to establish its hegemony in the region by perpetuating a reign of terror in the region, however, it will not succeed in its nefarious designs.

Chairperson of Peace and Culture Organization Mushal Mullick said that people of the occupied valley are in a state of shock and fear prevails in the area. She said that there is need to do away with traditional thinking and approach. She said that Modi government has committed war crimes. Our social media handles are being blocked. Hurriyat leaders informed the valley has been locked for the last 25 days and people are facing hardships. They called for making the Kashmir Committee more robust and assertive to effectively highlight Kashmir issue at global level.

Convenor of the Committee termed the meeting highly important and hoped that such interations would help in formulating solid recommendations. He thanked all the participants for their valuable information and recommendations.