Map to showcase Kashmir at int’l level: Alvi


By Ali Imran

ISLAMABAD: President Dr. Arif Alvi Tuesday said Pakistan’s actions like unveiling of a new political map and renaming the Kashmir Highway as “Srinagar Highway” on the eve of Youm-e-Istehsal were aimed at highlighting the Jammu and Kashmir dispute at international level and the necessity of its early resolution. “The unveiling of a new map by Pakistan is symbolic…Such actions were a reiteration by Pakistan and presenting its case on Kashmir before the world… This will help strengthen our case [on Kashmir],” the president said while speaking to a private television channel.
He said Pakistan was also highlighting the military siege of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) by India since August 5, 2019, which had caused huge US $ 4 billion economic losses to the Kashmiri people the last one year. When asked as if Pakistan could give representation to the IIOJK people in its parliament (Senate and National Assembly), the president said the possibility of representation in-absentia could be debated.
To another question, he said the Indian government’s anti-Muslim actions, which were reflective in the IIOJK, were creating hatred among all the Muslims. “We have to tell the world that India’s Hindutva and Nazi policy is aimed at changing the demographic status of IIOJK,” he added.