Islamabad; Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mr. Shah Farman called on Speaker National Assembly Mr. Asad Qaiser in Parliament house, this morning. Matters relating to political and economic situation in the Country in general and KPK Province, in particular was discussed. The situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir arising out of the unconstitutional steps of Indian government also came under discussion.
The Governor Shah Farman said that Indian government’s unconstitutional steps and militarization of the valley had created unrest in the region. He said that timely diplomatic initiative of the Pakistan Government had further brought the Kashmir issue into limelight and gathered international support in that regard. He said that the International Community should take notice of the worst human rights abuses against Kashmiri people and pursue resolution of the issue in accordance with the UN Resolutions. He said that people in KPK would stand by their Kashmiri brethren whenever needed.
The Speaker Asad Qaiser said that Pakistan was committed for moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiri people till resolution of Kashmir issue in accordance with their aspiration and UN Resolution. He said that Joint Session of the Parliament was held to show solidarity with Kashmiri brethren and all the political parties in the Parliament had similarity of views on Kashmir. He condemned Indian aggression and atrocities on innocent Kashmiris. The Speaker said that pursing parliamentary diplomacy, he established telephonic contacts with his foreign counterparts for gathering support specially the Speakers of the Russian, Iranian, Chinese and Turkish Parliaments. He said that they would strongly support stance of Pakistan on Kashmir on all international parliamentary forums.
The Governor KPK later apprised the Speaker about the development work being carried out in the Province especially the Tribal Districts. He said that provincial assembly election in those districts was a step forward in mainstreaming and development of those areas.