Islamabad, February 28 (KMS): A delegation of the United Kingdom leaders of Kashmiri and Pakistani origin on Monday lauded the efforts of Prime Minister and Chairman of Kashmir Committee for raising the Kashmir dispute at the international level.
The delegation was led by Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Chaudhary Muhammad Afzal along with, Councilor Waseem Zafar and Cabinet Member for Transportation and Environment Birmingham City Council, among others.
The delegation represented the largest Kashmiri Diaspora community in the world, residing in Birmingham. It praised Shehryar Afridi for adding new vigor to Kashmir narrative.
The Chairman of Kashmir Committee, Shehryar Khan Afridi deplored the fact that India’s tyranny in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) was being reinforced.
“The Line of Control is not only a line dividing the heavenly valley of Kashmir but it is also a line that, metaphorically and in many cases literally, depicts the division of Kashmir between heaven and hell,” he said.
Afridi said in IIOJK, the Indian forces are employing all tools of genocide against the people of Kashmir. “While on the other side of the LoC, Pakistan is putting an all-out effort for raising the standard of living for the Kashmiris,” he added.
He further said that, on one side, the people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir were enjoying the fruits of development while the residents in IIOJK were facing pellet guns, humiliation and atrocities on daily basis.
Shehryar Khan Afridi informed the delegation of the role of the Kashmir Parliamentary Committee in raising awareness over Kashmir dispute globally. He said the committee consists of 28 members from both Houses of the Parliament and parliamentary supremacy is ensured through functioning of the Parliamentary Committee.
He also briefed the delegation on new initiatives launched by the Kashmir Committee to revive and re-energize the narrative on Kashmir.