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Pakistan paid Rs 30 lakh to MPs to visit PoK and spread false narrative against India; ‘receipt’ Accessed

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Imran Khan government in Pakistan reportedly spent Rs 30 lakh on members of a British Parliamentary group — All-party Parliamentary Kashmir Group’, which visited the country and the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) region between February 18-22 this year.

The said group was led by Debbie Abrahams and it sought ‘justice’ for the people of Kashmir. Abrahams was reportedly denied a visa to India due to her expired e-visa. She had been a vocal opponent of the abrogation of Article 370 in the past.


The ‘receipt’ regarding the visit of all-party parliamentary groups reveals that “All-Party Parliamentary Group on Kashmir” (APPGK), which is chaired by Labour MP Debbie Abrahams, received a benefit of between 29.7 lakh PKR and 31.2 lakh PKR on February 18 from the Pakistan government for a visit to PoK between February 18-22.

The purpose, which the receipt highlights, is — “To support the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people through dialogue; to seek support from British parliamentarians; to highlight the abuses of human rights in Kashmir; and to seek justice for the people there.”


According to reports, the following day she flew to Pakistan and met PM Imran Khan, where she received monetary benefits in February this year.

Debbie had raised questions after her visa was denied by the Indian government as she had been critical of the Centre’s decision on the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. “Why did the Indian Government revoke my visa AFTER it was granted? Why didn’t they let me get a visa on arrival? Is it because I have been critical of the Indian government on #Kashmir human rights issues?” she had tweeted.


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