PIPS hosts UN General Assembly simulation Session on Kashmir Issue – the way forward, October 21, 2016:

  • Publication Date: Mon, October 24, 2016

    Pakistan Institute for Parliamentary Services (PIPS) as per its work plan engages Parliamentarians and their functionaries with youth and civil society. PIPS Research and IT wing and Iqra University, Islamabad Campus.held a UN General Assembly Session participated by around 200 students from 40 educational institutions across Pakistan. The three hour session was presided by Honourable Senator Farhat Ullah Babar. Commencing with National Anthem and recitation from verses of Holy Quran, Mr Muhammad Rashid Mafzool Zaka presented the welcome note in which he highlighted the on ground situation that the indigenous struggle for self-determination by Kashmiri people in Indian Held Kashmir has added a decisive phase as more than 110 innocent people have been martyred and hundreds others injured including many turned blind due to pellet bullets fired at their faces by brutal 7 lac Indian troops. The session was moderated by Muhammad Rizwan Manzoor, Research Officer, PIPS.

    Students from Iqra University, Quaid e Azam University, Islamabad, International Islamic University, Air University, Islamia College University Peshawer, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Bahria University, University of Agriculture Faisalabad,NUML and COMSATS (Peshawer), Swat University, Karachi University, FC College Lahore, BeaconHouse School System, Roots School, City School, NDU, NUST, Comsats (Abbottabad Campus), Headstart School Islamabad and University of Balochistan, Quetta, took keen part as delegates of different countries and Pakistan’s parliamentary parties in the absorbing simulation UN general assembly that recommended an earliest solution of Kashmiri people in accordance with resolutions of UNSC for a plebiscite to decide the right of self-determination by knowing the will of people.

    The participants were touched and deeply moved by a documentary on Plight of Kashmiris in Indian Held Kashmir and Pakistan’s parliamentary diplomacy prepared by PIPS Research and IT Wing including Mr Muhammad Nazir Khan and Ms Tehseen Khalid, SRO. Honourable Senator Farhat Ullah Babar complimented the students for hot and comprehensive debate in the General Assembly. He praised PIPS for organizing such a befitting activity hosting 200 students from 40 top educational institutions of the country. He reiterated that this initiative will markedly help our youth understand the various dimensions of the Kashmir dispute on which Pakistan must continue its unflinching and unwavering diplomatic, moral and political support and its longstanding position of asking world community to deliver its commitments viz a viz UN SC resolutions for settlement of a dispute peacefully through a plebiscite to know will of Kashmiris for their right of self determination. Director Research & IT, PIPS, Mr. Muhammad Rashid Mafzool Zaka, presented vote of thanks at the end of the Session.  The memorable and keenly participated event remains one of the most packed and full house that concluded with the slogans of “Kashmiris Right of self determination zindabad!”