Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appointed 22 parliamentarians as special envoys “for fighting the Kashmir cause in different parts of the world”.
“I am standing behind these special envoys to ensure their toil for highlighting the Kashmir cause resonates across the world so that I can shake the collective conscience of the international community during my address at the UN this September,” Sharif said.
The move marks an escalation in Pakistan’s ongoing row with India.
Indian Prime Minister Modi recently said Pakistan will have to answer for “atrocities” in Balochistan and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. During his Independence Day speech, he again referred to the matter and said people in Balochistan and PoK had thanked him for raising the issue.