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NUST GTTN - PICSS Joint Seminar on Uprising in Kashmir and Regional Implications
Start Date 
10/18/2016
End Date 
10/18/2016
Venue 
NUST Main Building

NUST GTTN organized a Joint Seminar in collaboration with the Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS) titled “After Killing of Burhan Wani: Uprising in Kashmir and Regional Implications” on the 18th of October, 2016.

President AJK, Sardar Masood Khan, graced the event as the Guest of Honor and keynote speaker. Distinguished speakers for the event included former Senator Akram Zaki (Chairman PICSS), Advocate Babar Qadri (President, Lawyers Club Srinagar), Farzana Yaqub (former Minister AJK), Lieutenant General (R) Asad Durrani, Professor Ashraf Saraf (Senior Leader APHC), Mushaal Yaseen Malik, Dr. Muhammad Khan, and Engineer Shamsul Mulk (former Chairman WAPDA). Rector NUST, Lieutenant General (R) Engineer Muhammad Asghar, Dr. Akram Sheikh (Professor Emeritus NUST & founding Co-Chair GTTN), Mr. Amer Hashmi (Advisor NUST & President GTTN), and GTTN Senior Fellows Ambassador Riaz Hussain Khokhar (former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan), and Mr. Shoaib Suddle (former Director General, Intelligence Bureau) also graced the occasion along with notable personalities from the academia, civil society, media, and military. 

The speakers observed that Kashmir conflict can lead South Asia to nuclear confrontation. Indian state terrorism in Kashmir is a threat to peace and stability in the region, while the new generation of Kashmiris is fighting with the old war doctrine of India. Sardar Masood Khan said that there is no doubt the Indian occupation of Kashmir is illegal from aspects of all international laws. There are international laws for occupying forces to follow a code of conduct, but unfortunately India is not taking into account any international obligation while using brutal force to press Kashmiri’s quest for freedom. He said that the UN resolutions demand referendum in Kashmir and we see that the Kashmiri nation is holding a referendum against Indian occupation almost every day.​