Diplomatic contacts between MEPs and Ch. Sarwar on Kashmir issue

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LAHORE: Pakistan says it has acquired profound success on diplomatic front regarding highlighting Kashmir issue after contact between Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar and members of European Parliament. Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Vice President of European Parliament, who had recently visited Pakistan, and 15 other members of European Parliament have written letter to President and Vice President of European Commission of Human Rights to take notice of blatant violation of human rights in Kashmir by India. Governor Punjab has written letter to these MPs and offered thanks to them for standing with people of Kashmir.

Governor Punjab said, “This is biggest success of Pakistan, our government, Foreign Minister and Prime Minister Imran Khan”. He also acknowledged efforts of Pervaiz Locer, President of Friends of Europe think-tank and Wajid Khan, youngest mayor of Britain, who have contributes allot towards highlighting Kashmir cause.

Ch. Sarwar

Addressing a press conference at Governor House Lahore on Tuesday, Ch Sarwar said that the letter is big step towards exposing oppression of Indian government against Kashmiri people and Indian Muslims on international level. He wrote in letter, “I am deeply grateful to you and your colleagues (Members of European Union Parliament) for raising their voice against the grave human rights violations, abuse & discrimination of the people of Kashmir & the Muslims living in India by the NarenderModi Government”.

He added, “Just recently, we read Maries (Chairwoman of European Parliaments Subcommittee on Human Rights) letter drawing attention to the intimidation, harassment & terrorism charges being used to silence peaceful protestors under the UAPA [Unlawful Activities Prevention Act]  a law that authorizes the government to declare individuals as terrorists”.

ChSarwar said, “We request the European Union & the International Community to take notice of the 300 days military siege & inhumane lockdown imposed by RSS backed Modi Government after India revoked the special status of occupied territory on Aug 5 2019.”