LAHORE - Interfaith Harmony Council President and Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi on Saturday appealed to leaders of G20 nations to play their role to settle down the Kashmir and Palestine issues to maintain the world peace. Addressing a press conference along with religious scholars here, he reminded that the 18th Group of 20 (G20) Heads of State Summit was being held in the Indian capital, New Delhi. He said that the G20 summit was a forum of the world leaders to discuss and find practical solution of these long-standing global issues, adding that these issues were connected with world peace directly. So peaceful solution to these issues was necessary to restore peace. He appealed to the leaders of G20 nations to raise their voices against the Indian atrocities being committed against minority communities and urge India to end the cycle of injustices against the people residing in the occupied Kashmir valley, which was currently the world’s largest prison.
The entire Muslim Ummah was closely watching the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, currently led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with hopes that it would continue to play a leading role in advocating for the rights of oppressed Muslims in India and the occupied Kashmir, he mentioned. He outlined that Pakistan had consistently supported dialogue with India to resolve all outstanding issues, including the Kashmir dispute, in accordance with United Nations resolutions.