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A Conference on Kashmir was held at the Consulate today.

The event started with the recitation from the Holy Quran. Speakers highlighted the atrocities committed by Indian security forces on the innocent people of Jammu and Kashmir. They acknowledged the efforts made by the Government of Pakistan in the aftermath of Indian actions of August 5. They stressed the need for long-term commitment by the world nations, the UN, OIC and human rights organizations in ensuring and safeguarding the rights of the Kashmiri people.

The Consul General in his address welcomed the members of Pakistani community, Italian Friends of Pakistan and Government Officials. He assured that Government of Pakistan would continue to stand with Kashmiri Brothers and Sisters in this difficult hour. He urged peace-loving people of the world including Italians to stand with the people of Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir in this difficult situation till the attainment of their right to self determination.

In his keynote address, Ambassador Nadeem Riyaz, gave an overview of the Kashmir dispute and elaborated on the Indian action of 05 August. He said that Kashmir is a disputed territory. He highlighted the gross violation of human rights in the valley. He said Pakistan would continue to extend all diplomatic, moral and political support to the Kashmiris. He stressed that the Kashmir dispute has to be settled in accordance with the UN resolution and the will of the Kashmiris. He called upon the International community to play its due role in this regard.

The event was attended by Friends of Pakistan, Academia, Students, Businessmen, Government Officials and Officers and Staff Members of the Consulate.

September 11, 2019

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