Pak provokes India again, PM Nawaz Sharif to send MPs abroad to highlight Kashmir issue
Citing the Pakistani media, the ANI news agency reported that PM Sharif has appointed 22 parliamentarians as special envoys to highlight the Kashmir issue.
New Delhi: In a move which would further escalate tension between India and Pakistan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is reportedly planning to send a group of emissaries to different parts of the world to raise the Kashmir issue.
PM Sharif has reportedly selected 22 parliamentarians as special envoys to highlight the Kashmir issue.
Pakistan has upped the ante against India after Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised the issues of people living in Balochistan and Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
He accused the Pakistani government of blatant human rights violations against the Baloch and Kashmiri people.
Islamabad had also recently announced to take up the Kashmir issue at different international forums, including the United Nations.
"I have decided to send these parliamentarians for fighting the Kashmir cause in different parts of the World. These special envoys have strength of the people of Pakistan, prayers from the Kashmiri people across the Line of Control, mandate of the Parliament and support from the government", Sharif said in a statement.
"I am standing behind these special envoys to ensure their toil for highlighting the Kashmir Cause resonates across the world so that I can shake the collective conscience of the international community during my address at the UN this September", he added.
Sharif said that Pakistan will remind the United Nations of its long-held promise of self determination to the Kashmiri people and make it clear to India that it was India that approached the bloc several decades back on the issue but not fulfilling its promise.
Jammu and Kashmir has been under curfew since protests broke out over the killing of Hizbul Mujahdeen commander Burhan Wani on July 8 in an encounter with security forces.
At least 70 civilians have died in clashes between protesters and security forces and thousands injured in the worst violence to hit the Valley in many years.
Various Baloch rights leaders have praised PM Modi for his comments, prompting Pakistan to lodge FIRs against them for their open support to India.
On Saturday, the overseas Baloch have the Indian flag in Leipzig, Germany while protesting against Pakistan.
Upping the ante, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Saturday, “Our responsibility (is) that we free PoK and Gilgit Baltistan from the illegal occupation of Pakistan.