Celebrities will now advise on Kashmir cause under newly formed advisory board

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Prominent media & sports personalities have been invited by the Chairman of the Special Committee of the Parliament on Kashmir, Mr Shehryar Afridi, to join the Cultural, Heritage and Sports Advisory Board for Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir.

The due to be notified advisory board will be a creative alliance of some of Pakistan’s top media personalities from the country’s television, cinematic and sporting spheres, and will aim at promoting Pakistan’s cultural richness both at home and abroad in a bid to project a soft image of the country.

Artists who have been invited to join are Humayun Saeed, Saba Qamar, Fahad Mustafa, Atif Aslam, Anwar Maqsood, Shaan Shahid, Ali Azmat, Yousaf Salahuddin, Saira Kazmi, Rahat Fateh Ali, Hadika Kiani, Shehzad Roy, Humaima Malick, Yousaf Salahuddin, Shaniera Akram, Adnan Siddiqui, Bilal Ashraf, Samina Peerzada and Shafqat Amanat Ali.

The Committee will work in liaison with the artist fraternity in Jammu and Kashmir towards
internationally promoting the rich and diverse cultural heritage of valley and its people,
in a bid to highlight their plight under decades of Indian oppression.
The Committee will work in liaison with the artist fraternity in Jammu and Kashmir towards internationally promoting the rich and diverse cultural heritage of valley and its people, in a bid to highlight their plight under decades of Indian oppression.

Film Producers Jerjees Seja, Momina Duraid and Ammara Hikmat have been chosen for the advisory role.

Film directors Syed Noor, Nadeem Baig and Bilal Lashari are also on the list.

From the field of sports Aisam ul Haq, Jahangir Khan, Jansher Khan, Maria Toorpakai, Wasim Akram, Sana Mir and Karishma Ali have been invited to join and will be notified soon.

Ahsan Mashkoor has been notified as the focal person for the advisory board.

In a letter addressed to one of the advisory board members, Mr Afridi mentions, “To promote our cultural heritage and preserve our cultural legacy, we have decided to make you part of our advisory board on culture, heritage & sports.”

Further course of action, roles and responsibilities to be shared with the board before the first meeting which is due to be held mid-November, the letter says.

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