Kashmir Committee Presnets Memorandum to the United Nations in Islamabad on Kashmir Solidarity Day
Wednesday, 5th February, 2014
Islamabad; February 5, 2014: On the occasion of the Kashmir Solidarity day a group of Members of the National Assembly presented a Memorandum on behalf of the Chairman, Special Kashmir Committee of the National Assembly, Maulana Fazl-ur-Rahman to the Secretary General of the United Nations Organization. The Members of the National Assembly comprising of Mr. Ijaz-ul-Haq (MNA) and Ch. Iftekhar Nazeer (MNA) presented the Memorandum jointly. The Memorandum was received by the Mr. Timo Pakkala, Resident Representative of the United Nations in his office in Islamabad.
The Memorandum reminded the United Nations about the pending agenda of United Nations since more than six decades. It further emphasized that the holding of a plebiscite in the Jammu and Kashmir without further delay in accordance with the United Nations Security Council institutions is the only way to resolve the Kashmir issue. The delegation also urged the UN that India may be persuaded to resume the composite dialogue with Pakistan with a view to peacefully resolving all outstanding issues between the two countries including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.
The delegation impressed upon the Human Rights Council to appoint a Special Rapporteur on Jammu and Kashmir to check the unabated human rights violations in the area. The Members also stressed upon the Secretary General to actively encourage, facilitate and support efforts leading to a peaceful Resolution of Jammu and Kashmir issue in accordance with the relevant Security Council Resolutions as well as to exercise the mandate entrusted to him by Charter of the United Nations and under relevant international instruments, to safeguard the fundamental rights and freedoms of the oppressed Kashmiri people.