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Pakistan should maintain firm stance on Kashmir issue at international level: Abdul Basit

“Says Dr. Faktoo is a victim of political vendetta”

Islamabad: (Parliament Times) Speaking at a seminar former High Commissioner of Pakistan to New Delhi ambassador Abdul Basit has said that Pakistan should fulfill its responsibilities with regards to Kashmir and maintain a firm stance on the issue at international level.

Ambassador Basit made these assertions while addressing the seminar, which was organized by Islamabad Bar association in honor of Dr. Muhammad Qasim who completed his 25 years in Indian jails. Speaking on the occasion he said, “Kashmir is not just a territorial issue but a national cause and needs to be argued with firm narrative”.

Referring to unwavering stand that Dr Qasim has taken for 25 years he said that Dr. Fakto has become a victim of Political Vendetta. “His case is the unique case where Indian government forcefully changed the Jail manual to prolong his misery and caused miscarriage of justice”, he said. He also paid tribute to Aasiya Andrabi, wife of Dr Faktoo, who lived only two years with her husband out of her 27 years of married life.

APHC convener Syed Faiz Naqashbandi also called for early release of Dr. Fakto and other Kashmiri political prisoners languishing in different jails. He also urged the United Nations to implements its resolutions on Kashmir.

President District Bar, Riasat Ali Azad, uttered his complete support to Kashmiris across the line of control and vowed to hold such events in support and encouragement of Kashmiri Brethren who are living under constant threats of Indian brutal forces.

Veteran journalist Mona Alam said that the AJK government particularly the president of Pakistani administered Kashmir should play proactive role in highlighting the atrocities committed by Indian forces on both sides of line of control. Mona Alam also paid glorious tribute to Dr. Muhammad Qasim and declared him as true hero who remained steadfast in his principles.

A short Documentary on how Dr Qasim’s incarceration has affected the family and friends was also played on the occasion. The program was marked by live telephonic address by Aasiya Andrabi, Chairperson Dukhtaran-e-Millat from Srinagar.

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