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Speaker National Assembly Calls Speakers of Parliament of Malaysia and Grand Turkish National Assembly to Sensitize them about the Current Situation in the Region
Friday, 9th August, 2019

Islamabad August 9, 2019: Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser had telephonic contact with Speaker of Parliament of Malaysia H.E Dato Mohamad Ariff bin Md. Yusaf and Speaker of Grand National Assembly of Turkey H.E Mustafa Sentop, this afternoon. After exchanging pleasantries, the Speaker Asad Qaiser sensitized his Malaysian and Turkish Counterparts about the situation arising out of the unilateral scrap of Articles 370 and 35-A of Indian Constitution by the Government of India. The Speaker apprised them that withdrawal of both the Articles that had resulted in a historic fraud, committed against the beleaguered people of the Indian Occupied State of Jammu and Kashmir (IOK) by the Indian Government.

The Speaker apprised them about the Joint Session of the Parliament held on 6th and 7th August, 2019 and Unanimous Resolution adopted therein and requested them to raise voice against such heinous crimes against humanity and help the innocent people of the State of Jammu and Kashmir in achieving their due right to self-determination, as pledged to them by the United Nations Security Council Resolutions.

Speaker Asad Qaiser further apprised that apart from this heinous crime, the entire pro-plebiscite Kashmiri leadership and former Chief Ministers of IOK have been put under arrest. Informing his counterparts, the Speaker said that the entire Occupied Kashmir Valley has virtually been put under siege with a dawn-to-dusk curfew, suspension of internet services and a complete blockade of any other means of communication.

He said that such desperate actions have further aggravated an already grave situation in the Region. Moreover, there are daily unprovoked violations of the Line of Control with massive shelling from the Indian forces on civilian and military targets on the Pakistan’s side of Kashmir. He said that the Indian armed forces used cluster bombs against innocent civilians, killing and injuring men, women and children living along-side the Line of Control during last week. The Speaker National Assembly thanked the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for his firm stance on Kashmir.

The Turkish and Malaysian Speaker assured Speaker Asad Qaiser that they were aware of the grave situation in the Region. They termed Kashmir issue, an International Dispute that was agreed at UN level to be resolved in accordance with aspiration of people of Kashmir and UN Security Council Resolutions. They agreed for extending support to the just struggle of People of Kashmir for their self-determination.

The Speaker Grand National Assembly of Turkey Mustafa Sentop, assured the Speaker of his all out support for the right of self-determination People of Indian Occupied Kashmir. He also pledged to raise the situation of held Kashmir in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey to pass a joint resolution in this regard. 

The Speaker while talking to his Malaysian Counterpart welcomed him for his forthcoming visit to Pakistan. He said that it would be an apt opportunity to further strengthen Pakistan-Malaysian fraternal bonds. The Malaysian Speaker congratulated Speaker Asad Qaiser on successful conduct of 5th South Asia CPA Conference.