ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif told the Senate on Friday that India was seeking to change the demography of Occupied Kashmir by settling non-Kashmiri Hindu population there.
In a written response to a question regarding the Kashmir issue, Asif informed the Upper House that the Foreign Ministry was taking steps to counter the Indian move.
He said a former adviser to the prime minister had also written a letter to the United Nation general secretary informing him about the designs of the neighboring country to subdue the right of Kashmiris to self-determination.
Responding to a question during Question Hour, Minister for Inter Provincial Coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada said inter-university level sports competitions are being encouraged.
To another question, the minister said the country has been divided into 16 regions to promote domestic cricket in the country.
“Regional cricket associations are responsible to promote, develop, regulate and maintain general control of cricket in their respective regions,” he said.