Islamabad in Pakistan to host International seminar to discuss the Kashmir Issue

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Pakistan army soldiers patrol at a forward area Bagsar post on the Line of Control (LOC), that divides Kashmir between Pakistan and India, in Bhimber, some 166 kilometers (103 miles) from Islamabad, Oct. 1, 2016. VOA

Islamabad, Jan 4, 2017: Parliamentarians from Europe and North America along with speakers from Jammu and Kashmir will attend a seminar in Islamabad to discuss the Kashmir issue, an official said on Tuesday.

The two-day International Parliamentary Seminar organised by ‘Young Parliamentarians Forum’ of Pakistan’s National Assembly will commence from January 5, a Foreign Office statement said.

The seminar is scheduled to be held in Islamabad in which guests from various countries including top Hurriyat leaders from Jammu and Kashmir, Syed Ali Shah Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik have been invited.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, the National Assembly Speaker, Advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi are also expected to address the seminar.

The seminar would analyze “various dimensions of the Kashmir dispute with a particular focus on its humanitarian aspect”.

It will also look into the “prospects of its resolution in the larger interest of the global security,” the statement said. (IANS)

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