MPs seek UNSC meeting on ceasefire violations by India


Legislators call for establishment of Kashmir desk at Missions abroad

Islamabad—The legislators on Friday called upon the government to establish Kashmir desk at Pakistan Missions abroad, call All Parties Conference (APC) and raise Kashmir issue and Indian aggression on Line of Control at Security Council of United Nations.
Initiating the debate arising out of the Indian aggression on the LoC, Naeema Kishwar Khan said that India has started unannounced war on LoC which should be condemned by the international community. ‘Without resolving the Kashmir dispute durable peace and stability cannot be achieved in the region,’ Naeema Kishwar added.
The lawmaker said the government should take parliament into confidence while revisiting foreign policy as the parliament was supreme forum. Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader, Sheikh Salah ud Din urged the government to revisit the foreign policy as it is need of the hour.
He suggested that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif should take up the matter with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to defuse the situation at LoC. Ghaus Bakhsh Mahar said India has failed to suppress the Kashmiris independence movement by force and resorted to unprovoked firing on LoC to divert attention of the international community.
‘The government should send a high powered delegation to the United Nations to call the Security Council’s meeting on ceasefire violations by India,’ he added. Sahibzada Tariq Ullah appreciated Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif’s statement that India will be taught a lesson, if it resorted to any aggression against Pakistan.
‘Parliament should be taken into confidence on the matter as it was the problem of the whole nation not only the government,’ he added. Qaisar Ahmad Sheikh eulogized Prime Minister’s step to send his envoys to different countries to highlight atrocities and human rights violations by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir.
He urged the government to establish Kashmir desks in Pakistan embassies abroad to highlight the Kashmir issue. Shahida Rehmani strongly condemned unprovoked firing and shelling by Indian security forces martyring Pakistani soldiers and civilians along LoC.
The legislator said that India wanted to impose war on Pakistan and international community should take notice. She urged the government to appoint full-fledgeds foreign minister shortly so that all the issues pertaining to this subject should be addressed properly.
Tahira Aurangzeb urged all the political forces of the country to avoid point scoring on the issue. ‘Parliament should give only one message that India should immediately stop atrocities and barbarism in occupied Kashmir,’ she added.—APP