By Nazim Malik
Punjab University Vice Chancellor Prof Niaz Ahmed Akhtar thanked European countries for supporting Kashmiris who are suffering due to human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
He was talking to the ambassadors of Netherlands and Sweden at his office. Netherlands’ Ambassador Wouter Plomp, Sweden’s Ambassador Ingrid Johansson, Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Muhammad Saleem Mazhar, Nighat Dad Director Digital Rights Foundation, UNESCO representatives, Institute of Communication Studies Incharge Dr Noshina Saleem, Dr Bushra Rehman, Dr Abida Ejaz, Fahad Mahmood and others were present on the occasion. Talking to the delegates, PU VC Prof Niaz Ahmed said that the Indian forces were not allowing even their own media and politicians to access the occupied valley for getting on ground information and to explore the situation going on.
He demanded of the ambassadors to play their role for access to information in Indian Occupied Kashmir. He said that international observers should be given access to the area so that they could independently report and witness what India was doing with more than 8 million innocent people. The VC also stressed the need to enhance academic collaboration with the European universities. Ambassadors appreciated the efforts of Vice Chancellor for establishing human rights chair in the University.
Delegates also participated in seminar organized in connection with Universal Day of Access to Information in Institute of Communication studies. Pak Destiny