PM as ambassador of Kashmir, raising long-pending dispute at all world forums: Farrukh

Islamabad, February 04 (KMS): Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Farrukh Habib has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has played the role of an advocate and courageous ambassador of the hapless Kashmiri people by highlighting the long-pending dispute at various international forums.

He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of a digital photographic exhibition being held in connection with Kashmir Solidarity Day, organised by the Directorate of Electronic Media and Publications.

He said that Imran Khan presented the Kashmir case at every international forum, including the United Nations, Organization of Islamic Countries and bilateral meetings with world leaders.

Farrukh said after the Prime Minister Imran Khan exposed the tyrannical atrocities of the Modi government in the occupied territory, the western media also started highlighting the issue.

The international community should also keep its eyes and ears open, Farrukh Habib said, adding that the Kashmir dispute should be resolved in accordance with the UN resolutions which promised to give Kashmiri people the right to self-determination.

“We feel the plight of Kashmiri mothers and sisters, Pakistan has always raised its voice against human rights violations being committed by Indian occupation forces” he said.

He said over 8 million Kashmiris had become prisoners after Indian step on August 5 and ensuing lock down. He said that neither media was free nor social media functional in the occupied territory.

Farrukh said that Modi’s RSS mindset could be judged by the form of oppression and barbarism going on in Kashmir. He said that tens of thousands of Kashmiris have been martyred by trigger happy Indian occupation forces. They martyred the young icon of freedom struggle Burhan Wani but they could not suppress Kashmiris voice as every Kashmiri youth was struggling for freedom.

“Kashmir lives in the hearts of Pakistanis all over Pakistan and around the world and we stand with them”, he remarked.

He said that Pakistan has highlighted Kashmir issue at every forum, it would also be discussed during PM Imran Khan’s visit to China as well.

The minister appreciated DEMP for holding a splendid exhibition in connection with Kashmir Solidarity Day. He said that the students have exposed atrocities in Kashmir through paintings being exhibited in the exhibition.

Additional Secretary Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Mubashir Tauqeer and other senior officials from the ministry were also present on the occasion.

Farrukh Habib visited the photographic exhibition and evinced keen interest in the photographs. The participants were also shown a documentary on Indian atrocities and barbarism titled “Kashmir’s Story”.

Minister of State Farrukh Habib distributed prizes among those who took prominent positions in painting competitions among the students.

The Directorate of Electronic Media and Publications organizes a photo exhibition every year on Solidarity Day to highlight Indian atrocities.