ISLAMABAD - Forming a Kashmir Committee comprising leaders from different political parties to highlight the plight of Kashmiri people facing unprecedented human rights abuses at the hands of Indian occupation forces, the political elite from across the spectrum stressed the need for gearing up the campaign on diplomatic front to sensitise international community on the issue.

Announcing the formation of the committee at the conclusion of the All Parties Conference to show solidarity with the people of occupied Kashmir facing the brutalities of the occupation Indian forces Jamaat Islami Ameer Senator Sirajul Haq said that the committee would highlight the sufferings of Kashmiri people at all available forums and would meet the diplomats and leaders of major powers to show them the real face of India boasting around to be the largest democracy in the world.

Initially the committee would comprise Senator Sirajul Haq, Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, former chairman Senate Nayyar Hussain Bokhari, Ejazul Haq, S.M. Zafar, Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry, AJK JI Amir Abdur Rashid Turabi while a representative of AJK government would also be included in the committee. Senator Sirajul Haq said that the committee could further be expanded and more members from other political parties would be inducted in it in coming days.

He said that they have asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to call all parties conference on the issue and when the government had not called the moot they were left with no choice but to take the initiative.

Earlier in his presidential address to the APC to show solidarity with Kashmiri people Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz) Chairman and Leader of House in Senate Raja Zafarul Haq informed the participants that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had directed the country’s representative in United Nations to make efforts for early holding of Security Council’s session on the volatile situation in occupied Kashmir and made it loud and clear that government would not leave any stone unturned to raise the issue at all available forums.

He grilled the United Nations for its failure to implement its resolutions on Kashmir and Palestine due to which its role was greatly marginalised.

He further said that the Simla and Tashkent agreements between India and Pakistan on Kashmir issue have no bearing on the UN resolutions on Kashmir and stressed the need for early implementation of these resolutions to rid the Kashmir people of the worst type of rights abuses at the hands of Indian occupation forces.

The other speakers at the conference come up with various proposals to highlight the issue at international level and said that the growing tension between the two nuclear neighbours could trigger another war.

The speakers said that any effort to normalise relations between the two countries without resolving the core issue of Kashmir would go down the drain as the road to durable peace between the two nuclear neighbours passes through Kashmir.

The speakers stressed the need for stepping up diplomatic efforts by the government to resolve the longstanding issue on the United Nations agenda.

Besides Raja Zafarul Haq who speak on the occasion included PML-Q President Ch. Shujaat Hussain, PML-Z chief Ejazul Haq, Federal Minister for Railways Kh. Saad Rafique, former chairman Senate Nayyar Hussain Bokhari, JI central leader Liaquat Baloch, Makhdoom Javid Hashmi, AML Chief Sh. Rashid Ahmad, Jamaatud Dawa Amir Hafiz Saeed, JUI-N Chief Sahibzada Abul Khair Mohammad Zubair, former deputy speaker National Assembly Fasial Karim Kundi, APHC Pakistan Chapter leader Ghulam Mohammad Safi, Jamaat-i-Ahle Sunnat Pakistan chief Maulana Mohammad Ahmad Ludhanvi, PTI spokesman Naeemul Haq and others.