BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK Syed Ibne Abbas attended Conservative Party Annual Conference at Birmingham from 2-4 October 2016 where he highlighted human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) with the cabinet ministers and leadership of the ruling Conservative Party.
The High Commissioner also attended fringe events and special sessions during the course of the conference. He interacted with several Ministers, Lords, MPs, MEPs and representatives of the rights groups from across the world.
Abbas sensitized them about the volatile situation on the Line of Control (LoC) resulting from the unprovoked firing of the Indian military.
He received positive response over his remarks by participants who showed deep concern over human rights violations in the IoK.
He urged rights groups to send their representatives to the IoK to witness first hand the plight of the Kashmiri people and highlight the atrocities being committed by Indian security forces. He also called for applying the same standards of human rights in case of Kashmir as anywhere else.
Conservatives Friends of Pakistan
The Conservatives Friends of Pakistan invited the High Commissioner as Chief Guest to their reception on the fringes of the Conference.
He spelled out salient points of Pakistan’s positive economic trajectory and spoke about CPEC, security situation and Pakistan-UK bilateral relations which he said were on path to ever greater heights. He spoke over the Kashmir issue and the ongoing atrocities of the Indian forces in the IoK.
The reception of the Conservative Friends of Pakistan was attended by Sir Patrick Allen McLoughlin, Chairman Conservative Party, Lords, MPs, MEPs, councillors, Tory Party members, as well as member of the Pakistani diaspora.