The parliament of Pakistan has categorically stated that it will not invite the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir Assembly to attend 61st Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference being held in Islamabad from 30th September to 8th October this year.

 In a statement issued in Islamabad , the National Assembly Secretariat said Pakistan's position on the issue is rooted in international law and Security Council resolutions.    

It pointed out that at the 60th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Cameroon last year, Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq was unanimously elected as President of Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference. It was also decided to hold 61st Conference in Islamabad. 

There are outstanding UN Security Council’s Resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir, which call for the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination through a free and impartial plebiscite under the UN auspices.

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