Shehryar Afridi asks overseas Pakistanis to lobby for Kashmir cause in host countries

Islamabad, January 12 (KMS): Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Shehryar Khan Afridi Wednesday urged overseas Pakistanis to become ambassadors of Kashmir and lobby in their respective host countries for the Kashmir dispute.

He expressed these views while addressing participants of the first-ever Overseas Pakistanis Convention 2022. The event was held under the aegis of the Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir in collaboration with the Overseas Pakistanis Global Foundation (OPGF) and Graana.com.

“Future belongs to Pakistan. Prime Minister Imran Khan is working hard to revive the country’s economy but it would take some time to clear the 70 year’s mess.

Shehryar Afridi said that for the first time in history of Pakistan, overseas Pakistanis had been hosted by the government and help resolve their problems. He said that all the stakeholders were one to support and facilitate the oversee Pakistanis irrespective of their political leaning.

He said that officials from all the government departments attended the Overseas Pakistanis Convention to help resolve their issues. He said that the participation of federal ministers and government officials reflects the commitment of the government for overseas Pakistanis.

Addressing the audience, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib said that Shehryar Afridi has always been active to facilitate the Overseas Pakistanis and resolve their issues.

He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has made sure that the issues of Overseas Pakistanis like registering their votes, succession certificates, getting their ID cards and passport is resolved in hours.

He said that the Overseas Pakistanis had got Roshan Digital Accounts of US$ 3 billion within days of its launching. He said that the government had created social safety network to help the poor meet challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Minister for Science and Technology Shibli Faraz said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has a special vision to facilitate the Overseas Pakistanis. He said that the PTI government is committed to facilitating the overseas Pakistanis who are one of assets of the country.

APHC-AJK leader Ghulam Mohammad Safi said that genuine struggle for right of self determination cannot be confused with terrorism. He lauded Chairman Kashmir Committee Shehryar Khan Afridi for raising awareness on Kashmir among overseas Pakistanis.

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