Foreign Office to inaugurate Kashmir cell today

Published: September 3, 2019
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A man waves Pakistan's and Azad Kashmir's flags during a countrywide 'Kashmir Hour' to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir. PHOTO: Reuters

A man waves Pakistan's and Azad Kashmir's flags during a countrywide 'Kashmir Hour' to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir. PHOTO: Reuters

ISLAMABAD  : An inauguration ceremony of the Kashmir cell will be held at the Foreign Office (FO) on Tuesday to give impetus to the ongoing efforts and pursue a focused approach on Indian-occupied Kashmir.

An event will be organised in this regard in Islamabad which will be attended by representatives from the opposition parties and officials from the country’s security institutions.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will chair the first session of the Kashmir cell later today. Senior diplomats and Kashmir leadership will also be in attendance.

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“The Kashmir cell will work 24 hours a day and we are expecting good results from it,” said the foreign minister optimistically.

Qureshi also said that the meeting will discuss ways through which Pakistan can highlight the Kashmir issue on international platforms.

“After taking a go-ahead from Prime Minister Imran Khan, opposition’s Mushahid Hussain Syed, Sirajul Haq and Naveed Qamar, have also been invited to the session. We will hear their point of views on Kashmir,” he continues.

Last month, Pakistan decided to intensify its lobbying efforts to effectively highlight the prevailing situation in occupied Kashmir.

Kashmir cells will be established in Pakistan’s embassies in the key capitals. A focal person in each of these embassies will ensure a coordinated effort.

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