Islamabad: All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Kashmir Convener Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has urged the United Kingdom to play its important role in the resolution of the Kashmir dispute as its is indispensable for sustainable peace in South Asia.
Mehmood Ahmad Saghar while addressing the reception given in honor of the visiting British parliamentary delegation led by Raja Najabat Hussain in Islamabad said the key to peace in South Asia lies in solution of the Kashmir issue.
He said that for the last 76 years, the Kashmir issue remains unresolved and the Kashmiri people are continuing their peaceful struggle to achieve their right to self-determination. He said it is the responsibility of the international community, especially the United Kingdom, to play its role in materializing the Kashmiris’ self-determination right according to the UN resolutions.
On this occasion, the British delegation was briefed on the latest situation in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Vice Chairperson Labor Friends of Kashmir UK Naz Shah also addressed the reception.
The delegation included Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Self-Determination Movement International Raja Najabat Hussain, British Member of Parliament and Chairman Labor Friends of Kashmir UK Andrew Gwynn, Member of Parliament Sam Terry, Member of Parliament and Vice-Chairperson Labor Friends of Kashmir UK Naz Shah and Muhammad Azam and Zeeshan Arif.
Meanwhile Chaudhry Arshad Hussain, the Minister of the Azad Government of Jammu and Kashmir, strongly criticized the oppression and brutality taking place under Indian control in the occupied region of Jammu and Kashmir. He called on the United Nations and international human rights advocates to put an end to the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir. In this regard, he urged the British government to fulfill its responsibilities and resolve the Kashmir issue in accordance with United Nations resolutions and the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
The outcomes of the British delegation’s visit to Mirpur are expected to play a crucial role in this matter. The Azad Kashmir government warmly welcomed the participants of the British delegation to the land of Mirpur and hopes that they will continue to raise their voices for the legitimate rights of Kashmiris on various global platforms.