ISLAMABAD, Oct 6 (APP): Adviser to the Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui Wednesday said joint session of the Parliament carried great importance as national matters came under discussion there.

Talking to PTV in a programme, he said today’s joint session was called to expose human rights violations by India in occupied Kashmir and its atrocities on innocent people.

He said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif forcefully pleaded Kashmir issue at United Nations General Assembly and informed the international community about Indian brutalities in the valley.

Irfan Siddiqui said Foreign Office has been working actively to highlight Kashmir issue besides writing letters to various countries to tell them about critical situation in the occupied Kashmir.

He said a very strong message was conveyed to the international community of country’s unity through joint statement issued after the recently held All Parties Conference.

The Prime Minister had given message that Pakistan wanted peace, progress and prosperity in the region, he said adding any aggression by the enemies would be responded in a befitting manner.

He said Armed forces of the country were fully prepared to counter and hostile act by the opponents.

Replying a question, he said PTI chief Imran Khan’s decision to boycott joint session of the Parliament was astonished for all political observers.

He said Imran’s decision would be harmful for his own political career as it was the time to give message of unity and solidarity by all political forces on national issues.