IICR organized a one day national conference, “Kashmir Outcry: Unwrapping Humanitarian Crisis in the Region”. After the recitation of Holy Quran, Ms. Sabah Aslam, Executive Director IICR welcomed the guests. She said Pakistan has a long standing commitment with the Kashmiri freedom struggle movement which was reiterated by the Founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah himself who referred to Kashmir as the “jugular vein” of Pakistan. Vicious legal murder of Kashmiris on 5th of August was a sinister act to subdue Pakistan and its efforts to stabilize. Since then Kashmiris are being suppressed from voicing their pain. Living in humanitarian blackout Kashmiri’s want to be heard. Pakistan have been advocating the case of Kashmir since the beginning of the issue which has taken robust effect. Since the dawn of uproar in IOK, Pakistan have been unveiling humanitarian infringement.
Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Special Assistant to PM on Information and Broadcasting was the honourable Chief Guest. In her address, she asserted that Pakistan stands by the innocent Kashmiris and the PM will expose the Indian atrocities during his present visit to the US. She said that Prime Minister Imran Khan was sensitising the leadership of international community about the Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir as fascist Indian PM Modi was threat not only to regional but entire world peace. She said time has come that United Nations would have to force India to follow its Charter and its resolutions on Kashmir.
The program included two working sessions. First was chaired by Prof. Dr Syed Riffat Hussain of Department of Government and Public Policy at NUST, Islamabad. During the session eminent names enlightened the audience. Sayyid Abdullah Gillani, Representative of Syed Ali Gillani and Convener All Parties Huriyat Conference, juxtaposed Kashmir Issue with that of Palestine and stated that Indian market is the cause of international community’s silence. Amb. Afrasiab Hashmi followed him and explained in detail how India was moving from a self-proclaimed secular state to RSS influenced expansionist designs. He also hinted at the role of British in pre-independence era in making India Akhand Bharat.
Sitting MNA, and Chairman Kashmir Committee, Fakhar Imam held the Radcliff Award responsible for the cause of Kashmir Issue. He believed that the only way forward towards resolution of Kashmir Issue is to consider the will of Kashmiri people. He further said the innocent people of Occupied Kashmir are being tortured by the Indian forces. He said India is perpetrating ethnic cleansing of the Kashmiri people to achieve its sordid designs.