Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Kashmir Study Tour report submitted to KNP, Abbas Butt

Kashmir Study Tour report submitted to KNP, Abbas Butt

Wednesday, 29 December 2010 06:34 Abbas Butt

After great effort, commitment and dedication Dr Shabir Choudhry has submitted his long report to KNP Supreme Council. This project, Study Tour of Gilgit Baltistan and Pakistani Administered Kashmir, was initiated by Kashmir National Party; and delegation visited the region in October this year.

Abbas Butt said, Kashmir National Party is the first Kashmiri Party to give so much attention to the plight of people of Gilgit Baltistan; and as a political Party visited the region to express our solidarity with the oppressed and deprived people of this region. We wanted to demonstrate that we cared for the welfare of these people and wanted to consolidate our relationship with them.

KNP Chairman said, Dr Shabir Choudhry has completed his long report consisting of more than 250 pages within 7 weeks; and presented to the Supreme Council of the KNP, which will decide what to do with it and how should it be made public.

He said, ‘On behalf of the KNP and other members of the delegation I want to congratulate Dr Shabir Choudhry for producing such a detailed report which explains geo political situation of the region. He worked extremely hard, at times working up to 18 hours a day to complete the report. This shows dedication and sincerity of Dr Shabir Choudhry to the cause of Jammu and Kashmir; and especially to cause of people of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan’.

Abbas Butt said, ‘The report consists of interviews, observations, survey and our experience during the journey and during our 18 days visit. It was a fact finding mission. I and other members of the delegation learnt many new things. I sincerely hope that this report will be appreciated by all those who have some interest in the region, and are concerned about welfare and rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. I also hope that the report will advance the cause of the people of Jammu and Kashmiri; and help people to understand complexities and contradictions associated with the Kashmir dispute.’

Abbas Butt

Chairman Kashmir National Party

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