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‘Remove Fazlur Rehman from Kashmir Committee’ chorus grows in Pakistan

Maulana Fazal ur Rehman, a religious leader and a politician, is head of Kashmir Committee in Pakistan.

Srinagar: Pakistan’s Punjab Assembly on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution demanding the Mian Nawaz Sharif’s federal government to immediately take up the issue of violence in Kashmir to the UN and request the world body to intervene.

The resolution was tabled by Opposition Leader Mian Mahmoodur Rashid in the Punjab Assembly’s today session.

The resolution condemned the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Ahmad Bhat and other militants last week. It also demanded immediate removal of Maulana Fazlur Rehman as head of Kashmir Committee head.

“This House shares the grief of the victim families, expresses solidarity with the Kashmiris,” the resolution said.

On Saturday, two Hizb militants including Sabzar and his aide Faizan Muzaffar Bhat, died fighting armed forces in Saimoo village of Tral in Pulwama district.

Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, the Hizb ul Mujahideen commander, who died fighting forces on May 27, 2017 in Saimoo village of Tral in Pulwama district.

It said: “The House demands the federal government to immediately take up the recent killings of Kashmiris at the hands of the India forces to the UN requesting it to intervene and stop the bloodshed in the valley.”

“Besides, the Pakistani government must raise this issue at other international forums to provide relief to the Kashmiris who are struggling for their freedom,” it added.

The assembly passed the resolution unanimously.

The opposition leader also demanded removal of Pakistan Kashmir Committee chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman for doing “no service to the Kashmir cause”.

“The federal government is spending Rs 2 billion annually on the Kashmir Committee which has completely failed to deliver as its performance is zero,” he said.

On Sunday, while slamming Pakistan premier Mian Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief, Imran Khan, also had asked the federal government to remove Rehman for doing nothing for “Kashmir cause”.

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