Pakistan

India seeking to change demography of IHK, says foreign minister

Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Friday told the Senate that India was seeking to change the demography of Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) by settling non-Kashmiri Hindu population there.

The session of the Senate of Pakistan was held with its Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani in the chair.

The foreign minister submitted a written response to a question vis-a-vis Kashmir issue, informing the upper house that the foreign ministry was taking steps to counter the Indian move.

He said a former adviser to the prime minister had also written a letter to the United Nation General Secretary informing him about the designs of the neighboring country to hurt the right of Kashmiris to self-determination.

Responding to a question, during the Question Hour, Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada said inter-university level sports competitions are being encouraged.

To another question, the Minister said entire Pakistan has been divided into 16 regions to promote domestic cricket in the country.

Riaz Hussain Pirzada said regional cricket associations are responsible to promote, develop, regulate and maintain general control of cricket in their respective regions.

 

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