LAHORE - Kashmir and Northern Areas Affairs Minister Barjees Tahir has counted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Nawaz Sharif’s feats in raising voice for Kashmir.
“On the advice of Dr Majid Nizami, (Prime Minister) Nawaz Sharif ordered nuclear test in response to India’s in 1998. And now, he (Nawaz Sharif) once again highlighted the issue at the UN General Assembly. He has set an excellent example of protecting national interests,” Tahir said while addressing the concluding session of ‘Kashmir Haq-i-Khud-lradiyat Conference’ Saturday. The minister stressed that the issue should be resolved according to the resolutions of the UN Security Council.
The concluding sitting was titled ‘The Kashmir Issue: Past, Present and Future’. The Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust and the Tehreek-i-Pakistan Workers Trust jointly organised the two-day moot on Kashmir at the Aiwan-i-Karkunaan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan.
Shahid Rasheed conducted the programme while speakers included NPT Vice Chairman Prof Dr Rafique Ahmad, Khanwada Hazrat Sultan Bahu Sahibzada Sultan Ahrnad Ali, Kashmir movement leader Syed Yousaf Naseem, Ex-AJK Presidential adviser Syed Naseebullah Gardezi and Kashmir Action Committee Joint Secretary Farooq Khan Azad.
During the ceremony, Azad bin Haider, a Pakistan movement veteran, presented his book titled ‘History of The All-India Muslim League’ to Dr Majid Nizami.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Dr Rafique Ahmad took a swipe at India for dilly-dallying action on the UN resolutions, saying: “India has been denying right to self-determination to Kashmiris.”
He called upon the world community to wake up to the issue. Sahibzada Sultan Ahmad Ali referred to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s statement that Kashmir’s liberation movement had absolutely nothing to do with terrorism.