ISLAMABAD July 15 (APP): Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Defense Production Lt. Gen.(R) Senator Abdul Qayyum Friday raised the burning situation in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) with British political leadership during his meetings with them in London and apprised them of the latest Indian killings of the innocent Kashmiris.

Gen.(R) Qayyum is in London to attend the Commonwealth Workshop on Parliamentary Financial Oversight. He met minister of state for defense Earl Howe, chairman intelligence and security committee of the parliament Dominic Grieve and apprised them of the Indian atrocities in Held Kashmir.

He explained to the defense minister the sacrifices rendered
by the Muslims of the Sub-Continent during the First World War and on the occasion referred to Subedar Khudadad from Chakwal, who was given first Victoria Cross in the War, said a message received here.

The situation in Indian Held Kashmir has turned violent
following killing of a popular youth leader Burhan Wani last
week and since then Indian forces have martyred over thirty
Kashmiris, who were pressing for their right to the

Kashmir, described as a ‘nuclear flash point’ in South Asia
remains a disputed territory under the UN Security Council’s
resolutions, calling for a fair plebiscite to decide their
political future, he said. Without its peaceful resolution,
peace will remain elusive in this part of the world, he added.

Qayyum also met British Chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force
at CSD retiring ceremony at the ministry of defense on Friday and discussed with them matters of bilateral security including Indian massive human rights violations in Held Kashmir, situation in Afghanistan, border management issues, drone attack and the issue of Kashmir refugees.

He also called on Field Marshal Guthrie, ex British Chief of Defense Services who presented him a special shield
on the eve of her majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday.

He conveyed Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif’s
congratulations on the Queen’s 90th birthday.