NA: (J &K issue gets endorsement in joint resolution in Baghdad)

ISLAMABAD: The Jammu and Kashmir issue gets an endorsement in a strong-worded joint resolution of the Specialized Committee on Political and Foreign Affairs of the Parliamentary Union of the Islamic Conference (PUIC) being held in Baghdad.

According to message received from Baghdad on Thursday, the resolution will now be presented to the General Assembly of PUIC for final approval.

The committee in its Draft Resolution has jointly called for finding a peaceful settlement to the Jammu & Kashmir issue in accordance with the numerous United Nations Security Councils’ resolutions and expressed its support to the Pakistan efforts in resolving the pending dispute.

Significantly, the resolution also called upon India to allow international human rights group and humanitarian organizations to visit Jammu and Kashmir and has expressed concern over continued violations of the working boundary by the Indian security forces.

A two-member parliamentary delegation comprising of Pir Imran Shah and Amjad Ali Khan is representing Pakistan in the conference. The delegation put up a convincing case before the committee ensuring a strong reference to longstanding dispute of Kashmir in the adopted resolution.

About 54 parliaments of the Islamic countries are currently participating in the 11th General Assembly meeting of the PUIC.