Australian Senator Visits Kashmir Lobby Group In Pakistan

Senator Rhiannon Gets Briefing by Kashmir Lobbyists

By News Desk

ISLAMABAD—An influential politician from Australia visited Pakistan over the weekend to get briefings on Kashmir, part of growing international interest in the conflict after UN’s landmark report.

Senator Lee Rhiannon, who completed her term as Senator for New South Wales last month, met in Islamabad with Ahmed Quraishi, Executive Director at YFK–International Kashmir Lobby Group (Youth Forum For Kashmir).

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A team of lobbyists at YFK, which works with UN mechanisms on the situation in Kashmir, delivered a detailed briefing to Sen. Rhiannon on the situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir. YFK representative Shaista Safi, from Baramulla in the Indian-occupied territories, briefed Sen. Rhiannon on prevalent views and opinions within the Kashmiri younger generation.

The YFK arranged a photo exhibit that consisted of only verified, dated and captioned pictures from the conflict zone in Indian-occupied Kashmir, captured by credible international photojournalists and news organizations.

Sen. Rhiannon received copies of research documents prepared by YFK on aspects of Kashmir Conflict that require urgent humanitarian attention.

The YFK Executive Director Ahmed Quraishi said that Pakistan’s expanding influence and relations at the international level will help Kashmir freedom movement, drawing parallel to the international acceptance that led to the first UN Security Council Resolutions on Kashmir.

YFK–International Kashmir Lobby Group (Youth Forum For Kashmir) is a non-partisan, international non-governmental organization, working for the peaceful resolution of Kashmir Conflict in accordance with United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions.

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