20 held Kashmir journalists to visit Pakistan
ISLAMABAD – A group of nearly 20 journalists from occupied Kashmir will visit Azad Kashmir for nearly a week from Nov 23 as part of Pakistan government’s policy to promote contacts, Indian daily Greater Kashmir reported.
The Kashmiri journalists will form part of an Indian delegation that has been invited by South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA) to participate in a seminar on press freedom in Lahore on Nov 20-21.
It is for the first time that a journalists’ delegation from Indian-held Kashmir has been allowed by the Indian government to visit Pakistan, and by Pakistan to visit Azad Kashmir. After the seminar, non-Kashmiri journalists from India will return home, while Kashmiri journalists will visit Mirpur, the second biggest city of Azad Kashmir. They will meet the Kashmir Committee headed by veteran politician Hamid Nasir Chattha in Islamabad and later visit Muzaffarabad and Gilgit.
Source: The News