Senators want UN probe into ceasefire violations by India
20 August, 2013
ISLAMABAD: Senators urged the government through a resolution on Monday to ask the UN to launch an inquiry into ceasefire violations by India along the Line of Control (LoC).
The resolution, presented by Leader of the House Raja Zafarul Haq, was passed unanimously.
Condemning the attack on Pakistani embassy in India and ceasefire violations by Indian forces, the resolution asked the government of Pakistan to take up the issue at highest level and ensure the country's sovereignty. The resolution asked the government to continue its moral and diplomatic support for the independence of Indian-held Kashmir (IHK).
PML-N Senator Mushahidullah said injustices in IHK are on the rise and Pakistan should condemn it.
Farhatullah Babar of the PPP-P also demanded an inquiry through United Nations into LoC ceasefire violations by Indian forces.
Humayun Mandokhel told senators that release of water by India in Pakistani rivers has caused flooding, killing people and damaging public property. He demanded that the government also take up this issue with India because such actions are not acceptable to Pakistan.
Senator Abbass Khan Afridi said that Indian forces have admitted that several incidents in India such as Mumbai attacks were planned internally. He regretted that India always blamed Pakistan for such incidents.
Supporting Afridi stance, MQM Senator Tahir Hussain Mashhadi said India always carried out "water terrorism" and released water into Pakistani rivers which played havoc in Pakistani areas.
He also claimed that India always "speaks lie and is involved in an active propaganda against Pakistan at the international forum".
He suggested that the true image of Indian government should be presented worldwide. He informed the House that the prime minister has already asked the UN secretary general to resolve Kashmir issue according to UN resolutions.
The Senate also passed a resolution against the action taken against protesters in Egypt by the military there. The resolution was presented by PPP leader Mian Raza Rabbani.
Endorsing the resolution, the leader of the House said Egypt was a Muslim and brotherly country and action against its own citizen wais condemnable.