India behind disappearance of Colonel Habib in Nepal: Sartaj Aziz

April 20, 2017

ISLAMABAD (INP):  Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said that Pakistan is carrying out an intensive campaign to effectively highlight the Kashmir dispute at the international level.

Responding to a calling attention notice moved by Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi, the Advisor said that letters were written to the UN, Organization of Islamic Cooperation and other world forums to acquaint the world community about the ongoing India brutalities in Occupied Kashmir.  The Advisor urged them to play their role to end the bloodshed of Kashmiri people and resolution of the lingering dispute in accordance with aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

The Advisor pointed out that the Indian brutalities have increased in Valley after the martyrdom of Burhan Wani last year. Giving an overview of the Indian persecution of Kashmiri people, Sartaj Aziz condemned the Indian forces for using the Kashmiri people as human shield.

The Advisor said that all the missions abroad have been instructed to bring into notice these atrocities with the human rights groups and matter is also being raised during the visits of foreign dignitaries. He said the OIC Secretary General during his visit to Pakistan stated that the Kashmir dispute is high on the agenda of the organization and regretted that the Indian government did not allow an OIC fact finding mission to the Occupied Kashmir to get a firsthand knowledge of the situation there.

Meanwhile, the House admitted for discussion an adjournment regarding the disappearance of Col retired Habib in Nepal.

The Advisor on Foreign Affairs told the House that Pakistan is making consistent efforts in cooperation with the Nepalese Government to locate the missing Col [R] Habib. FIRs have also been lodged separately in Nepal and Pakistan. He said that the family of the Colonel has also written a letter to UN Working Group on the matter.

The Advisor said that preliminary investigation reveals that all those who made arrangements for the travel of the Colonel and received him were Indians. He said this information has been shared with Nepalese Government.