The Consulate General of Pakistan organized a Seminar on Jammu & Kashmir on 27th October, 2021 at Pakistan House Jeddah. A cross section of prominent members of Pakistani/Kashmiri community and Saudi dignitaries attended the event.
The event started with reading out of special messages from the President, the Prime Minister of Pakistan and the Foreign Minister. Key speakers included former Saudi Defence Attaché to Pakistan General (R) Abdullah Al Ghamdi, prominent Saudi scholar Mr. Faiz Ali Abideen, renowned political analyst Mr. Khaled Al-Maeena, Executive Director of IPHRC OIC Mr. Marghoob Saleem Butt, Chairman Kashmir Committee Mr. Masood Puri, Chairman J&K Overseas Community Ch. Khurshid Matial and the Consul General. In addition, recorded message by Saudi veteran diplomat and scholar Dr. Ali Al Ghamdi was displayed to the audience. Besides, two students from Pakistani Community Schools made special speeches representing the sentiments of Pakistani young generation for Kashmir cause.
The speakers highlighted the significance of the day; condemned the brutalities of the Indian occupying forces in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK) particularly post August 5, 2019; paid homage to the sacrifices of Kashmiris against the Indian oppression; underlined that Pakistan will never withdraw from its principled stance on the IIOJK; and reiterated moral, political, and diplomatic support to the people of Kashmir in their just struggle for the right to self-determination, as promised to them by the international community through successive UN Security Council resolutions. The speakers also acknowledged and lauded consistent support to the Kashmir cause by the Saudi government and the OIC.
On the occasion, the Consul General and the Kashmir Committee awarded appreciation shields to prominent Pakistani philanthropist Sardar Nasar Iqbal Khan in recognition of his extraordinary services for Pakistani community.
The event concluded with collective prayer for the success of Kashmiris struggle for their legitimate right to self- determination as well as progress and prosperity of both Pakistan and brotherly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
28 October, 2021