LONDON: In his first briefing with media-persons here at the high commission on Thursday, Pakistan’s new High Commissioner Sahebzada Ahmed Khan discussed his 10-point agenda aimed to boost the image of Pakistan and highlight the Kashmir issue.
He also detailed the various measures to felicitate countrymen at the high commission and consulate houses. “The consul services to deserving and ailing elders would be provided at their door step and they don’t need to come to the high commission. For this service, level of their age and health would be fixed later on and a team of officers would visit to their house and deliver the goods.
LONDON: Pakistan’s new high commissioner Sahebzada Ahmed Khan briefs Pak media about his 10-point agenda during a ‘meet and greet’ programme at the high commission on Thursday. (Nation pictures)
“I shall meet Pakistani youths at their universities, colleges and other places of study to acquire first hand information from them likewise I shall visit various prisons and will obtain information on Pakistani inmates”, he added. He said that there is wide scope of Pak-UK trade after the Brexit and we should avail every opportunity to enhance bilateral commercial relations.
He gave more time on Kashmir issue and vowed not to forgive India for what he termed the gross human rights violations in Indian ‘occupied’ Kashmir. “India is using all tactics of atrocities to break the will of Kashmiri people including torturing, killing, forced disappearance, our mothers and daughters are being raped and tortured to kill.
Khuda ki qasam, hum unhein kabhi maaf nahin karain gay (We swear to God, we shall never forgive them)”, he stated. Sahibzada Ahmed Khan, a career, well-experienced and widely-travelled diplomat, in a very poetical way appealed the Pakistani electronic and print media to extend fullest help to him in accomplishing 10-point task that he brought with him from Pakistan.
“Third generation of Kashmiris is observing and experiencing these atrocities which have also been admitted by UN latest report on Kashmir.
We were shouting with full throats and open our chest to show our protest and anger over these atrocities and cruelness and are now thankful to UN that the international forum has strengthened our hands by releasing its report after seventy years of human rights violations”.
“The UN document has verified in detail the atrocities being committed by India. We demand that a enquiry committee should be sent to J&K to investigate these violations. Pakistan Government is also ready and has openly said that a similar team can also be sent to AJK for the same purpose.
” Pak envoy told the audience that he would carry 100 copies of UN report in his car boot to distribute among British Parliamentarians, think tanks and other worth mentioning British figures.
“This report is a window of opportunity to highlight the Kashmir issue as the UN has stamped over Indian human rights violations”, he said urging the Pakistani media to highlight this human issue fully through their platforms, TV and newspapers and wake-up the international community.
Sahibzada Ahmed Khan said; “Kashmir is close to my heart, I shall urge Pakistani and Kashmiri community to come forward and help me in raising this imbroglio at international platforms. I shall not leave any stone unturned in this regard. I came here with 10-pointspecial agenda including the Kashmir and you will see the difference and results of my efforts”,
he added. Other nine points of the agenda are related to Pak-UK relations, to highlight Pakistan’s case, close contacts with British politicians, parliamentarians and think tanks, seeking guidance from Pak media and support from Pak diaspora, youth education, new facilities at PHC and Pak consulate generals in four cities, Pak inmates lodged in British prisons, trade facilities for Pakistan after Brexit etc.