London, January 20 (KMS): The President of Tehreek-e-Kashmir, UK, Fahim Kayani has hailed the role of Jamat-e-Islami Senator Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, who won best parliamentarian award.
According to Kashmir Media Service, Fahim Kayani in a statement issued in London said the Senator has set an example of using the highest platform to debate national development in Pakistan.
Kayani said, Mushtaq Ahmad Khan tabled several resolutions on Kashmir in Senate to inform Pakistanis about the grave situation in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). “It is these voices that need to be supported and multiplied inside parliament so that Pakistani politics and public remain aware of the evolving situation in IIOJK. Thanks to Senator Mushtaq Khan for tabling resolutions in Senate on Shaheed Syed Ali Gilani and Shaheed Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai besides raising detention of Masarat Alam, Shabbir Shah, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Dr Muhammad Qasim Fakhtoo and Aasiya Andrabi, Tehreek-e-Kashmir president explained.
Kayani recalled a meeting with Senator Khan which included himself, Altaf Ahmed Butt, Jahanghir Khan and Nisar Ahmed Shaiq where they requested the Jama’at-e-Islami leader to table the motion in Senate of Pakistan on Shaheed Syed Ali Gilani.
He also thanked Pakistan for granting award to Shaheed Gilani Sahab as proposed by Senator Mushtaq Khan and urged Islamabad to name a university after Shaheed Gilani and include his biography and political struggle at college level syllabus. He thanked Senator Khan for lending support to overseas Kashmiris at a time when fascist Indian regime is criminalizing Kashmiris for raising voices against illegal Indian occupation of Kashmir.
Muhammad Ghalib, who leads Tehreek-e-Kashmir Europe chapter, suggested expanding the role of Pakistan National Assembly Special Committee on Kashmir. He said, Kashmir Committee, under the leadership of Shehryar Khan Afridi, has become active and is holding regular meetings but the mandate of this forum can be expanded which may prove better for the Kashmir-centric efforts inside the Pakistani parliament,” Ghalib suggested.
“Parliamentary debates are part of State practice and Kashmiris thank Senator Mushtaq Ahmad Khan for fulfilling this responsibility,” the Tehreek-e-Kashmir Europe president said.