Paris, 28th September, 2016. The special envoys of the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Jammu and Kashmir, Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq and Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan, Member of Pakistan National Assembly met with French Senators, Senior officials of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, local think tank and Pakistani Kashmiri community in Paris today and briefed them on grave human rights situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
The envoys met with senator Pascal Allizard, who is also the President France-Pakistan Friendship Group in the Senate of France and apprised him of the atrocities being committed by the Indian occupation forces on the defenceless people of Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir.
The Envoys particularly highlighted the excessive use of force and indiscriminate use of pellet guns on Kashmiri people which have caused eye injuries and blindness to hundreds of people. France as a permanent member of the United Nation Security council was asked to play its role for the implementation of UN Security Council’s resolutions that recognize Jammu and Kashmir as a disputed territory and call for a free and fair plebiscite for the self-determination of Kashmiris. The envoys emphasize that Pakistan is desirous of peace and stability in the region and peaceful resolution of all issues with India through a meaningful oriented dialogue.
The envoys also met with the Pakistani and the Kashmiri Community and briefed them on the steps taken by the government of Pakistan to highlight the cause of the Kashmiris on all international forums especially in the United Nations. They lauded their role in highlighting the cause of Kashmir in France in an effective and peaceful manner.
Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq and Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan Member of Pakistan National Assembly are two of the 22 members of the parliament nominated by Prime Minister, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif as special envoys to lobby for the Kashmir cause in important world capitals.