Extremism, Intolerance Causing Social Unrest: Sardar Qayyum
19 May 2005
The Pakistan Tribune
Muzaffarabad: Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan, ex-Prime minister and President of Azad Kashmir has strongly condemned the growing instances of social unrest, attributing extremism and intolerances as chief causes . He was addressing an event arranged by the Amnesty International. The President, Amnesty International Azad Kashmir Chapter, Allama Jawad Hussain Jaffri, highlighted a brief and concise history and scope of the Amnesty. He strongly advocated the protection of basic rights of a citizen. He criticized the various NGOs working for the cause, citing their incompatible and incomplete knowledge of the issue and how to redress it. Other speakers of the occasion included, speaker Azad Kashmir Assembly Sardar Sayab Khalid, Deputy Speaker Sana-Ullah Qadri, Minister of Electricity and Power, Sardar Mir Akbar Khan, Minister of Health, Chaudhry Khalid Masood, Minister of Forestery Mir Ali Akbar, Minister of Small industries, Raja Muhammad Yaseen Khan, Minister of Agriculture Malik Muhammad Nawaz, Chairman Review Commission, Sardar Altaf Khan, and Chairman Public Service Commission Brigadier Saeed Akhtar. Other notables from various walks of life and Amnesty International also participated .