NA approves resolution with policy guidelines over Pakistan-India conflict


The upper house of the parliament on Friday approved a resolution, containing policy guidelines over the unstable regional situation following a recent conflict in relations between Pakistan and India in aftermath of Uri attack and cross-border ceasefire violations.

Senator Raza Rabbani headed the session today during which a 22-point policy guidelines report was proposed to be approved in the session later.

The resolution said that Kashmir is not an integral part of India while the allegations of neighbor state regarding involvement of Pakistan in Uri attack are condemnable.

It was also mentioned that Pakistan would continue to support Kashmir politically, morally and diplomatically.

Sartaj Aziz also said that international community accepts that Kashmir issue is disputed.

The resolution suggested that a task force should be formed over India Kashmir policy, in which representatives of the defence and foreign affairs should also be included.

In order to counter Indian propaganda, a media coordination committee should be formed, it said and added that the committee must also highlight various movements currently running within India.

Opposition Leader Khurshid Shah raised concern over Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s absence from an important session.

The report also proposed the idea of taking help from the platforms of social media for promoting and highlighting Kashmir’s freedom worldwide.

It also demanded to appoint a permanent Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan and urged to re-establish public diplomacy office at the foreign office level.

The resolution also insisted on taking the issue of Kulbhushan Yadav – an arrested spy of India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) – on a maximum number of international platforms.

PPP Senator Aitzaz Ahsan said he would donate a huge sum of money to a charity for blind people if PM Nawaz ever says the name of Indian spy Kulbhushan Yadav.

Pakistan must contact Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) nations over a failed attempt of India to isolate Pakistan.

The report asked to take member countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) into confidence over the burning issue of Kashmir.

Regarding the disputed valley of held Kashmir, the resolution also proposed to convene an international conference soon.

A message should be sent to the world that there was no option for non-state actors to operate in Pakistan when the country was already fighting a tough war against terrorism, the report said.

The report also clarified that non-state actors would not be allowed to use Pakistani territory at any cost.