Islamabad: (Parliament Times) Youth Forum for Kashmir in collaboration with the National Press Club (Camp Office Rawalpindi) on Tuesday organized a Round Table Seminar titled â€œ19 July 1947: Kashmir Votes for Pakistanâ€.
Speakers on the occasion highlighted that the resolution reflected the aspirations of the majority of the people of Jammu & Kashmir. They said that the Muslims of Kashmir took this decision of accession to Pakistan to protect their religious, economic and political rights. They insisted that the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir conflict can only guarantee lasting peace in the region and the world as a whole. Speakers also highlighted that how this resolution played a key role in Indian panic that led to Indian invasion of Kashmir. They urged that the Govt. of Pakistan should give diplomatic, political and legal weight and importance to the July 19 resolution, which was passed by the representatives of Kashmiri people at the time. Speakers reminded the United Nations that the UNSC should include the July 19 resolution in its consideration and expedite work for a referendum in Kashmir under international supervision.
Of those who addressed the seminar included, Ambassador Mohammed Nafees Zakariaâ€“Spokesperson Of The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Islamabad, Ms. Shakila Luqmanâ€“Member National Assembly PMLN, Mr. Muhammad Arif Abbasiâ€“Member Punjab Assembly PTI, Mr. Noor-ul-Baariâ€“Naaâ€™ib Ameer-e-Jamaat-e-Islami AJK, Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khanâ€“Former President AJK, Sardar Abdul Raziq Khanâ€“Former Advisor To Prime Minister AJK, Mr. Altaf Hussain Waniâ€“Director Kashmir Institute Of International Relations Islamabad, Advocate Pervaiz Shahâ€“All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Islamabad, Abdul Hameed Loneâ€“All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Islamabad, Advocate Nabila Irshadâ€“Senior Vice President Jammu Kashmir Peoples Party (JKPP), Ms. Mushaal Hussein Mullickâ€“Chairperson Peace & Culture Organization Islamabad, Ms. Shaista Safiâ€“Lobbyist YFKâ€“International Kashmir Lobby Group (Youth Forum For Kashmir), Mr. Bilal Shakilâ€“Information Secretary Jammu Kashmir Peoples Party (JKPP), Shaheer Sialviâ€“Youth Activist, Usman Razaâ€“Youth Activist, Zaman Bajwaâ€“YFK Lobbyist and others, while Mr. Abid Abbasiâ€“In Charge National Press Club Rawalpindi moderated the event.
Pertinently, on this day in 1947, Jammu & Kashmir had ideologically decided to join Pakistan. Pakistan came into being on August 14, 1947, whereas the General Council of All Jammu & Kashmir Muslim Conference decided to accede to Pakistan much earlier on 19th July 1947, through a unanimous resolution at the residence of Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan in Srinagar.