Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider has said, EU based Kashmiri and Pakistani youth can play a valuable role in the context of Kashmir cause in the region of Europe.
He was addressing a gathering of Kashmiri and Pakistan youth specially students from different universities in Brussels. It is important to mention that the PM Raja Farooq Haider and senior Minister Tariq Farooq are currently on a visit to Belgium in connection with Kashmir EU Week at European Parliament in Brussels. The Kashmir EU Week program is being arranged by Kashmir Council EU while MEP Dr Sajjad Karim is host of the program
AJK’s PM Raja Farooq Haider said, the youth should make awareness in Europe on Kashmir dispute. They should talk to European youth, intellectuals, politicians and parliamentarians on true reality of the Kashmir dispute. The gathering followed by dinner was arranged by UK based Kashmiri figure and businessman Tariq Butt. Prominent Kashmiri leader based in Belgium Sardar Sadique also addressed the gathering while the program was moderated by Pakistan Press Club Belgium Ch Imran Saqib. Senior Minister AJK Ch Tariq Farooq, Chairman Kashmir Council EU Ali Raza Syed, MEP Wajid Khan, MLA Raja Javed Iqbal, Member Brussels Parliament Dr Zahoor Manzoor and Lady Councilor Shazia Manzoor were also present on the occasion.
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The AJK’s PM said, we have to introduce ourselves without our political party affiliation in Europe. Giving his own example, Raja Farooq Haider said, I came here as a Kashmiri and for that I can highlight the issue of Kashmir effectively. I left my party affiliation in Islamabad. He also advised the other Kashmiri leaders to put aside their political party affiliation when they travel abroad.
He also urged media to help in highlighting Kashmir issue in Europe but Meanwhile he suggested social media for a responsible role.
About Kashmir, he emphasized, we should not compromise on our national interests while we should stand on our principles. He again asked the youth to meet every leading circle of life in Europe including youth, intellectuals, politicians and members of parliament. Emphasizing on importance of diaspora communities in Europe, Raja Farooq Haider also called for unity among the Kashmiris and Pakistanis in Europe.
Host of the gathering Tariq Butt expressed his gratitude to the participants and loaded efforts of AJK’s PM Raja Farooq Haider and Chairman Kashmir Council EU Ali Raza Syed for raising Kashmir cause in Europe.
Noted Kashmir figure in Belgium Sardar Sadique said, Kashmir issue is not only of Kashmiris while it belong to whole humanity. Many of the students asked questions from the AJK’s Prime Minister. A group of the students sing a national song.