Tuesday 15 October 2019, 07:54 AM
Pakistan calls joint session of Parliament over Kashmir issue
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 8/5/2019 2:42:40 PM
Pakistan calls joint session of Parliament over Kashmir issue

Islamabad: Pakistan President Arif Alvi has summoned a joint session of the Parliament on Tuesday to discuss the issue of Kashmir after India on Monday changed the status of the state. The armed forces chiefs are to attend it.

The session has been called at 11 a.m.Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Zubair Mahmood Hayat will be present at the special Parliament session.

The joint session will analyse the situation following the Indian government's decision to end Indian Kashmir's special status by abrogating Article 35A and Article 370, as well as "Indian atrocities" in the Valley, Dunya News reported.All political parties will deliberate on the Kashmir issue and mull over a unanimous national stance.

 

Kashmir move against UNSC resolution: Pakistan President

Islamabad: In the first official reaction coming in from Islamabad, Pakistan President Arif Alvi said on Monday that the Indian government's decision to repeal Article 370, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, was against the resolution of the UN Security Council (UNSC).

"India's attempt to further change status of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir is against the resolutions of UNSC and against wishes of the Kashmiri people," the official Twitter handle of the President said. "Pakistan supports and insists on a peaceful resolution based on wishes of Kashmiri people and stands with them in their hour of need," he said in another tweet.

Alvi's comments came soon after Union Home Minister Amit Shah proposed to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir and said the state will be split into two Union Territories: Jammu and Kashmir with an Assembly and Ladakh without one.Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif also condemned India's move, declaring it "unacceptable" and an "act of treason" against the United Nations.

Calling for an emergency meeting of the parliamentary leaders, Shehbaz Sharif said, "This is a matter of Pakistan's national interest and the entire nation is united on this front."Condemning India's move on Kashmir, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari tweeted: "Atrocities in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) unabated. Extremist Indian govt's intentions clear. President must immediately summon Joint session of Parliament in wake of Indian aggression in IoK."Prime Minister Imran Khan had on Sunday said that Islamabad will respond to any "misadventure or aggression" by Indian forces against it.

India scrapping Article 370 treason against UN: Shehbaz

Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif on Monday condemned India's decision to revoke Article 370, declaring it "unacceptable" and an "act of treason" against the UN.His comments came after the Indian government decided to repeal Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
 
Condemning the move, Sharif called on the Pakistani leadership to immediately demand an emergency session of the UN Security Council and to consult with China, Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and other countries over the latest development, Geo News reported.
 
The opposition leader in his statement offered Pakistan's "unwavering support to the Kashmiri brethren" and said the "people of Kashmir would not be left alone in this adversity".The PML-N leader also called for an emergency meeting of the parliamentary leaders. "This is a matter of Pakistan's national interest and the entire nation is united on this front."
 
Condemning the decision, Pakistan Peoples Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari tweeted: "Atrocities in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) unabated. Extremist Indian govt's intentions clear. President must immediately summon Joint session of Parliament in wake of Indian aggression in IoK."
 
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan said Pakistan "will continue extending moral, diplomatic and political support to the Kashmiris until they achieve their right to self-determination under the UN Security Council resolutions".
 
In a series of tweets on Monday, she said that India "must not forget that the nation struggling for its just cause cannot be defeated by any gun, tyranny or conspiracy".Awan added that the international community would have to prove its respect for democracy by supporting Kashmiris.
 
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday said that Islamabad will respond to any "misadventure or aggression" by Indian forces against it.Khan alleged that India has used "cluster bombs" on civilians along the Line of Control and called on the UN Security Council to take note of the "international threat to peace and security".
 

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