ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullh Khan on Thursday said India is a democratic country but denies the right of Kashmiris of holding plebiscite.
“The presence of 0.7 million Indian army personnel is negatively impacting environment of the area. They are using fossil fuels and weapons and deteriorating the environment,” he said while talking to a delegation of All Parties Hurryiat Council in a meeting at Ministry of Climate Change, Islamabad.
He also told the delegation that ideology always won in physical war. The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) government, the ministry and people of Pakistan fully supported the Kashmir cause, he added.
The present government highlighted the issue through international forums and diplomatic communities, he said.
Senator Mushhaidullah Khan highlighted during the meeting that Kashmir cause is also directly related to climate change.
He further said I have been following Kashmir issue since my childhood .The meeting in Muzafafrabad on Kashmir issue was on my advice. Because I suggested to hold that meeting closed to Kashmiris .
He also stressed that the ruling government brought back Kashmir cause on top agenda of the government. This issue caught the attention of the world after the martyrdom of freedom fighter Burhan Wani, he added.
Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change Romina Khursheed Alam also highlighted that Pakistan conducted an international conference to highlight Kashmir problem and show solidarity.
Ghulam Muhammad Safi, the convener of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir highlighted that Kashmir issue was human right issue and climate change issue as well.
“The Siachin glaciers are located in that area. The brutalities of Indian forces are negatively impacting glaciers as well.
“The Hindutva government started steps to convert majority into minority. The Muslim population has started migration from the area, where Asifa was raped and murdered, due to fear.
“In Kashmir, all our leaders are fighting for their freedom. The college and university students holding Pakistani flag are on roads to fight for their freedom. India is furious to see Pakistani flags in hands of students,” he said.
He further stressed that Pakistan had to play an active role. He demanded to keep Kashmir on top of manifesto for next elections.
Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahidullah khan agreed to forward this suggestion to keep Kashmir issue on top of manifestos of all the political parties.
The meeting was attended by Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change Romina Khursheed Alam, Parliamentary Secretary for Higher Education Punjab MPA Mehwish Azmat Hayat, Syed Ijaz Safi, Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, Mehmood Ahmed Saghir and other representatives of All Pakistan Hurriyat Council.
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