President urges expatriates to highlight Kashmir dispute

Islamabad, January 02 (KMS): President Dr Arif Alvi on Monday urged the Overseas Pakistanis to highlight the human rights violations by Indian troops in illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and the persecution of minorities in India in their host countries.

Dr Arif Alvi expressed these views while talking to a delegation of eminent UK and US-based Pakistani expatriates, at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad, today.

The President termed the Pakistani Diaspora around the world a great asset who was contributing with their hard work, knowledge and intellect to the progress and prosperity of their host countries.

The delegation included amongst others Lord Qurban Hussain, Lord Wajid Khan, Imran Hussain, Yasmin Dar, Kamran Hussain, Arshad Rachyal, Raja Najabat Hussain, Majid Nazir, Aman Majid, Hammas Majid, Tahira Mohammad, Nawab-ud-Din, Syed Ali Kamran Kirmani, Shakoor Ahmed, Naqash Mushtaq Diwan, Sherbaz Munir Choudhary, Mehfooz Ullah, Sharafat Ullah, Sajid Khan, Nadeem Ahmed Khan, Brig (r) Iftikhar Ali Khan, Afzal Butt, and the leadership of the Khubaib Foundation.

The President said that the primary aim behind the creation of the United Nations (UN) was reducing the conflicts around the world, however, it was unfortunate that conflicts were reduced mostly in Europe whereas remained unabated in other parts of the world, especially in Muslim countries due to vested interests and ethics and morality deprived world order.

The Kashmir dispute is one of the oldest but unresolved agendas still waiting for implementations of several United Nations resolutions, which was unfortunate, he added.

He said that minorities were being discriminated against, harassed, victimized and intimidated across India on the basis of their religion. He said that minorities, especially Muslims, were even afraid to call their relatives elsewhere because of the fear of victimization by the Indian forces.

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