Masood urges Canadian Senate to send fact finding mission to Kashmir
July 6, 2018
ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan Friday urged Canadian Senate, House of Commons and Ontario Legislative Assembly to raise and discuss Kashmir issue and send a fact-finding mission to both Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and Azad Kashmir to help find a solution of the long-standing dispute of Kashmir and ascertain horrendous human rights situation in IOK.
He was addressing members of the prestigious Canadian International Council (CIC), whose President, Fraser Mann, presided over the session. Imran Siddiqui, the Pakistan Consul General, also attended the event, said a message received here.
In the past, the CIC has attracted speakers including prime ministers, foreign ministers, heads of international organisations, and prominent academics.
While thanking the Council for holding an exclusive session on Kashmir, the President invited Council members to visit Azad Kashmir and see for themselves the AJK Government’s endeavours to promote human rights, the rule of law, access to justice and accountability; as well as to foster human development by investing heavily in road infrastructure, power generation, industrial growth, agriculture, health and quality education.
Sardar Masood Khan thanked Canada for its contribution to the decision making on Kashmir in the Security Council, in the very early phase, and its support to and participation in the United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).
The President told his audience how the international community at long last has broken its silence on the massive, gross and consistent human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.