KC-EU’s Chair Ali Raza Syed expresses condolences on demise of Ambassador Arif Kamal
Brussels (Parliament Times): Chairman Kashmir Council EU Ali Raza Syed has expressed his condolences on the sad death of Pakistan’s former Ambassador Arif Kamal.
In his condolence statement, Ali Raza Syed valued the diplomatic services of former ambassador late Arif Kamal and paid tribute to him especially for raising his voice in favor of Kashmiris. In particular, Arif Kamal took a clear stance against the removal of the special status of Jammu Kashmir by the Modi government in 2019 calling it a violation of international norms and laws.
It has been said in the statement that Arif Kamal was a brilliant diplomat, practical intellectual and a genius human being. His absence will be felt in the intellectual circles of Pakistan for a long time.
Ali Raza Syed said that we share the grief of Arif Kamal’s family on his death and pray that the Allah may grant him a place in haven, Ameen.
It should be remembered that Arif Kamal was posted in various countries including Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Iran during his diplomatic responsibilities covering three decades. In addition to his diplomatic services, he held the position of Director of ISRA, a think tank at the National Defense University Islamabad and was valued for his analytical views on various topics.