Govt. seems non-serious against burning issue of Kashmir – Hashmat Habib

By Nasir Mahmood

The formation of 7 members committee by Imran Khan to prepare proposals on Kashmir issue; amounts to confession of non-serious attitude and establishment device to frustrate the burning issue of Kashmir. Hashmat Habib President Tehreek e Tahafuz e Adlia and Founder Secretary General Amnesty International Pakistan expressed his views on outcome of combined session of the Parliament and speech of Imran Khan and subsequent formation of 7 members committee.

The seven-member special committee who shall make recommendations to formulate the legal/political/diplomatic response on the latest developments related to Indian occupied Kashmir would comprise Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Attorney-General of Pakistan, Anwar Mansoor Khan, Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood, and the PM’s special envoy, Ahmed Bilal Sufi, as well as the directors-general of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Military Operations, and the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Hashmat Habib said for the last 71 years we are claiming diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiri mujahidin but yet could not frame road map to help the Kashmiri brethren. Imran Khan’s committee does not represent the national consensus by lacking the members of parliament from other political parties. Instead, his government has further enhanced the suspicious arresting movement of its opponents.

The senior lawyer said we are in a state of war which requires effective practical steps to stop India from brutal atrocities in Indian occupied Kashmir and take brave stand free from all doubts which are being expressed nowadays after Donald Trump and Imran Khan and COAS engagement in US. He said we can solve disputed issue of Kashmir only by plebiscite under UN. The next remedy lies in Jihad by Muslim Ummah otherwise we will add Mir Jafar and Sadiqs’ in the present history.

It may be mentioned here that a journalist from Kashmir; Muzamil Jaleel had yesterday reported that: “I have just come to Delhi from Srinagar. It is worst than 1846. Srinagar is a city of soldiers and spools of concertina wire. Yesterday, it took me three hours to reach office (Residency Road) from Parraypora. Phones-mobiles and landlines – have been disconnected. Internet is off. There is no money in ATMs. A very strict curfew has been imposed across Kashmir. I could only move around with lot of difficulty in uptown Srinagar. I have no information outside that small part of the city. However, I did hear there have been protests in old town Baramulla. A colleague received a text message on his dead phone – some glitch. Everyone I met is in shock. There is a strange numbness. We heard about killing of two protestors but there is no way to confirm. Kashmir has been turned invisible even inside Kashmir. The forces on checkpoints have specific instructions to disallow journalists to cross the barrier. I saw a TV crew from Delhi inside a hotel outside Rajbagh Police station – they were saying Kashmir is calm.”

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