Study tour for PAK and Gilgit Baltistan
A group of people concerned about plight of Kashmiris in Pakistani Administered Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan is leaving for the region. The purpose of the visit is to see for themselves what goes on in these areas; and what quality of life people of these areas enjoy.
The delegation will ascertain what are the demands of the people of these areas and if they were happy with the status quo. The delegation will meet and interview political leaders and members of the civil society in both regions; and see what social, economic, cultural and political rights they enjoy and what could be done to enhance quality of life in these regions.
The delegation leaving from London consist of Abbas Butt (Kashmir National Party), Dr Shabir Choudhry (KNP), Asim Mirza (KNP, Mohammed Shoaib (Pakistan Muslim League -AJK and Imtiaz ul Maqsood a Pakistani educationalist and political activist. Other people from Gilgit Baltistan and Pakistani Administered Kashmir will join the delegation in Islamabad.
The delegation will also meet diplomats of various countries in Islamabad and some Pakistani leaders and opinion makers; and return to Britain on 22 October 2010. The delegation will write a report on their experience and about their interaction with the people in both regions.
Dr Shabir Choudhry could be contacted on the number below during the visit to the region: 0092 (0)300 9744 800