Islamabad - Speakers in a seminar on “Kashmir dispute, new challenges and the way forward”, called upon the people to raise their voice for the rights of the Kashmiris of the held valley beyond personal and political considerations.

The International Lobbying Group Youth Forum For Kashmir (YFK) organized the seminar to highlight the post-Burhan Wani killing situation and human rights violations in Indian-occupied Kashmir here the other day.

Addressing the seminar, Mohammed Nafees Zakaria, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated that Pakistan always condemned killings in Indian-occupied Kashmir.

These are Pakistan’s diplomatic efforts that UN, OIC (Organization of Islamic Countries) and the world is now condemning the ongoing killings in Kashmir, he said. He said UN resolutions were the only way forward to resolve this dispute.

Sardar Khalid Ibrahim, Chairman Jammu Kashmir Peoples Party (JKPP) said that Pakistan has shown continuity in its policies towards Kashmir, which was a good sign.

He said that Quaid-E-Azam was very clear about Kashmir and wanted to give Kashmiris the right to self-determination even if they decide accession to India.

Ali Muhammad Khan, MNA Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) said that Kashmir cause was the dearest cause to him, Pakistan’s independence would remain pending till Kashmir’s freedom.

Abdul Rasheed Turabi, Ameer-E-Jamaat-E-Islami Azad Jammu & Kashmir said,” We as an individual and member of any political party should come forward to raise our voice for Kashmir.”

Other speakers included Dr. Muhammad Khan, Ghulam Muhammad Safi, Romina Khursheed Alam, while Sheikh Tajammul-Ul-Islam moderated the seminar.

Youth Forum For Kashmir (YFK) is Pakistan’s first pro-Kashmir, registered and nonpartisan International lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian-military occupation.