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December 6, 2019

Pakistan, S Arabia agree to hold MPs moot on Kashmir

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December 6, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the Shura Council of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Dr Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al- Sheikh extends support for holding international parliamentary conference on Kashmir for drawing attention of the world community towards the Indian atrocities and the predicaments of Kashmiri people

“Kashmir issue warrants an immediate resolution otherwise would lead to a human catastrophe. Saudi Arabia supports the early resolution of the issue in accordance with the aspiration of people of Kashmir and UN resolution,” said Dr Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al- Sheikh, who called on Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser in Parliament House along with a delegation comprising members of the Saudi Shura Council.

The Shura Council chairman said that hearts of Saudi nation beat with their Kashmiri brethren and their plight cannot be overlooked. He said that the situation in Kashmir was further aggravating and immediate attention of the world was required to mitigate human sufferings.

National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser, while talking to his Saudi Counterpart said that Pakistan and Saudi Arabia enjoy brotherly relations and the same transcends to the legislatures of the both the countries and have supported each other on international and regional parliamentary forums.

Paying gratitude to the Saudi leadership, the Speaker said that they have always stood by Pakistan whenever needed. Apprising the Saudi Shura chairman about the present state of affairs in Kashmir, Asad Qaiser said that 123-days old lockdown in the Kashmir Valley had brought the held valley at the brink of a worst human catastrophe. He said that India had always backtracked from its international commitments, denied their constitutional rights and even was using force on innocent Kashmiris to suppress their genuine demand.

The NA Speaker said that Kashmir issue is unfinished agenda of the patrician plan of India and required indulgence of international community for its resolution. He also suggested for holding an international parliamentary Conference on Kashmir to draw attention of the international community towards the issue and asked for Saudi support in that regard.

Asad Qaiser suggested for enhancing quota for Pakistani manpower in Saudi Arabia. He also expressed his gratitude to the Saudi government for release of prisoners jailed in Saudi Arabia on petty issues.

Later, the Saudi Shura chairman inscribed his remarks in the guest book placed in the Hall of Honour of the National Assembly. The chairman and his delegation also visited the National Assembly Hall.

Meanwhile, Mufti-e-Azam Saudi Arabia Al-Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah said that elements fanning extremism and terrorism by using name of Islam are worst enemies of Islam and Muslims.

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