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Afghan Parliamentary Delegation called on Chairman, Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir
Thursday, 22nd August, 2019

Islamabad, the 22nd August, 2019; A 6 Member delegation led by Mr. Qais Khan Wakilli (Senator from Bamyan Prov) called on Chairman PKC in the Parliament House.
2.    The Chairman welcomed the delegates on visiting Pakistan and said that South Asia is passing through a very delicate phase as the Afghani brethrens are busy in negotiation with United States and Taliban to reach a peace agreement expected soon which would defiantly paved the way for permanent peace, development and prosperity in Afghanistan and it is inextricably linked to the security in Pakistan as well of wider region. On the other hand Indian Prime Minister on August 5, 2019 has taken an unilateral decision of revoking Article 370 and 35-A which is not only illegal but contrary to UN Resolutions and international norms. Such action has created a volatile situation between the two nuclear neighboring countries. The Chairman further appraised the delegation about the historical, legal and international viewpoint of the Kashmir dispute in detail.
3.     The Afghan Parliamentary leader replied that we are thankful for active, positive and vital role being played by Pakistan for peace process in Afghanistan. Moreover, he also appreciated the role of Pakistan during the invasion of Afghanistan and hosting Afghan refugees. On the issue of Kashmir the delegates supported the Pakistani viewpoint to solve the Kashmir dispute in the light of United Nations Resolutions and through free and fair holding of plebiscite.
4.     The Chairman also informed the delegation about the deteriorated law and order situation in the Indian held Kashmir due to 19 days prolonged curfew and also the lives of Kashmiris are in danger due to shortage of food and medicines, therefore, the international concerned organizations should take note of this human crises and make such arrangements while asking India to provide an access to the international media and observers to visit the IoK as also recommended in the Human Rights report of United Nations 2019. He further said that leading international newspapers and channels are regularly highlighting the day to day deteriorating situation in IoK and also exchange of heavy firing at the line of control between Armed Forces of the India and Pakistan with grave concern and considered it a potential nuclear flash point that can threat any time the regional and world peace. The Chairman stressed upon the need that the international community particularly P-5 countries must take a serious view of the situation and support the Kashmiri people for their right of self determination while condemning unprecedented Indian atrocities being committed by the Armed Forces against the innocent Kashmiris in the highly militarized zone of the world.