Chairman Kashmir Committee Shehryar Khan Afridi has said that India is using all tactics to criminally mislead the world opinion on Kashmir by spreading disinformation.
Addressing a seminar in connection with the Kashmiris right to self determination day, he said that India was using hundreds of fake Non-governmental organizations, media organizations and websites to mislead the world opinion on Kashmir but EU Disinfo Lab had fully exposed the Indian vicious designs.
Shehryar Afridi said India could no more keep its illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. He said people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) had asked the United Nations Security Council to materialize its commitment to hold an impartial and free plebiscite to decide their fate but the UN had failed to fulfill its promise.
Pakistan would continue to expose Indian expansionist designs in Jammu and Kashmir, he reiterated.
Chairman Kashmir Committee said that he being Minister for SAFRON had invited United Nations Secretary General to Pakistan and pledged to stand by the UN resolutions on Kashmir dispute. Kashmir Committee had been reaching out to all stakeholders of Kashmir to develop its policy on Kashmir dispute, he added.
He said, Kashmir Committee had representation of all political parties and it was working to help raise the Kashmir issue with a single voice.
Shehryar Afridi said tribal Pashtuns had joined hands with the Kashmiri freedom fighters to help liberate Jammu and Kashmir in 1948 and even today, the people of Pakistan stand by Kashmiris through thick and thin.
“Today, even the Indian minorities are saying that Jinnah had taken a right decision by getting an independent state for the Muslims of India. Modi regime has been fully exposed due to its expansionist agenda,” he said.
No one can think of making a compromise on two major security issues of Pakistan – our nuclear programme and our Kashmir policy, the clarified.
The Chairman Kashmir Committee urged Pakistani youth to become bloggers, loggers and social media activists to help counter fake propaganda by fake Indian social media sites.
Afridi said the government was using all modern tools of information technology to expose Indian expansionist agenda.
Speaking on the occasion, the AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider said that Indian forces were present in Jammu and Kashmir even before freedom fighters launched movement.
He quoted some incidents from history to point out the fact how Kashmiri freedom struggle continued despite Indian imperialist designs.
Farooq Haider said that Pakistan’s new political map had been drafted on his advice and Junagadh was added to the map on his proposal.
He said that Kashmir issue was debated at the European Union due to efforts by the Kashmiri diaspora and the sacrifices made by the Kashmiris.
The AJK PM urged the Pakistan government to adopt an effective and robust policy on Kashmir adding that Kashmiris should themselves fight the case of Kashmir.
He criticized his own party, PML-N, for being silent during their five year tenure and urged Prime Minister Imran Khan to adopt a strong narrative on Kashmir.
Farooq Haider also criticized Shimla Agreement with India in the past, saying that this had damaged our case on Kashmir dispute.
He urged media to raise Kashmir issue, saying that Pakistani media needs to highlight the sacrifices made by the people of Jammu and Kashmir. He said media coverage could better raise the awareness on Kashmir dispute.
The AJKP PM said that Hindutva regime of India was trying to establish an imperialistic rule with an expansionist agenda and Pakistan was the only hurdle in Indian designs.
He said Modi regime was working to create a Hindu Rashtra by annexing its neighbouring countries using its military might and Pakistan and other regional countries must take action in this regard.
Farooq Haider lauded Prime Minister Imran Khan and Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen Mazari for raising the illegal detention of Dukhtran-e-Millat leader Asiya Andrabi in Tehar jail and asked United Nations for her immediate release.
He said that stereotype policy on Kashmir is no more relevant and State of Pakistan should adopt innovative diplomacy to raise awareness on Jammu and Kashmir dispute.