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Press Release Bern Switzerland May 8, 2018 On 13th May 2018, UKPNP will observe 5th death anniversary of Sardar Arif Shahid Shaheed, rallies , protests and seminars will be organize across globe. Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri Exiled Chairman of United Kashmir People`s National Party (UKPNP) in a press statement said that on 13th May 2018 UKPNP will observe 5th death anniversary of Sardar Arif Shahid shaheed former Chairman of All Parties People’s National Alliance(APNA) who was assassinated on 13th May 2013 in garrison city Rawalpindi Pakistan. In his message on the eve of martyrdom day anniversary Sardar Shaukat Kashmiri asked party leaders and worker to organize rallies, protests and seminars in their respective areas to pay tribute to Arif Shahid Shaheed. Sardar Shaukat Kashmiri further said how pity and shameful it is that Pakistan claims that she is Champaign of right to self determination of people of Jammu & Kashmir but at its own soil a peaceful Kashmiri nationalist leader is assassinated, who was pro people, pro peace and was struggling for independence of his motherland Jammu & Kashmir. Arif Shahid Shaheed was very vocal about Pakistani proxy war, extremism and nexus between Jihadi elements and law enforcement forces of Pakistan. He was receiving life threats and he continued to receive threatening phone calls till his last breath for his freedom related activism. Mr.Kashmiri said that we have been demanding from Pakistan to constitute a judicial inquiry into target killing of Arif Shahid but till date, none of his assassins have been arrested. This is why we must continue our protest at national and international forums for justice for Arif Shahid. Mr.Kashmiri said that for the last 70 years, the Islamabad has not only neglected this area’s development, it has systematically indulged in politically repressing the people. Exploitation of natural resources in Gilgit-Baltistan and so-called Azad Kashmir has deprived the natives of the region from their own natural wealth. Any voice for rights in so-called Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan suppress by law enforcement agencies. Security forces continue to act with impunity and are involved in widespread human rights violations, including arbitrary arrests, enforced disappearances, torture, deaths in custody and extrajudicial executions targeting political activists, journalists, religious minorities’ human rights defenders and pro-independence Kashmiris. Exiled Kashmiri leader said that UKPNP through these events will demand for Justice for Airf Shahid Shaheed , self rule of Kashmiri people and ownership of their natural resources. UKPNP will also demand from Islamabad to stop enforce disappearances , lift restrictions on freedom of expression, press , publications and banned books and to stop its policies of intimidation, harassment and victimization of nationalist political leaders and workers under its administration. UKPNP will also ask Pakistan to produce all disappeared people from its held Jammu & Kashmir and will demand for immediate and unconditional release of all political workers. Freedom Democracy Equality United Kashmir People's National Party (UKPNP) Press Release: (Brussels;10/04/2018) United Kashmir People's National Party (UKPNP) is celebrating 33rd Foundation day on 10 April 2018 across the world.The UKPNP Party comrades along with party leaders are celebrating the Party's anniversary worldwide. Former Secretary Foreign Affairs UKPNP, Jamil Maqsood has celebrated Foundation Day of UKPNP on 10 April 2018 and delivered a Special message along with Party Chairman at Bern.The Exiled UKPNP Chairman, Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri in a message to party comrades on the renewal of their commitment to carry forward the ideology and mission of UKPNP to the next generations of former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir with zeal and vigour. Exiled UKPNP chairman further said that there are unjustified inequalities and discriminations with the people of Pakistani administrated Kashmir including Gilgit & Baltistan that need to be abolished like Act 74, Kashmir council, Lent officers including the ministry of Kashmir affairs. We want ownership of our Natural Resources and their royalties and Benefits including CPEC and on all mega Projects. Our demand is to release all the political prisoners and missing persons. we are striving hard for the deprived and oppressed nation and nationalities of the state of Jammu and kashmir.we are striving for the united states of Kashmir which actually address the miseries and deprivation of oppressed Nationalities of former princely state of Jamu and Kashmir. UKPNP is working to fight against all types of prejudices and narrow-mindedness at all stages. Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri also paid glowing tribute to the founder of the state, Mahrajah Gulab Singh. That it is he who has established this state that we unequivocally claim . our Party will continue its struggle to promote democratic and plural approach among the people of the state. We will continue our struggle for unity, integrity, fraternity, and friendship so that people of the state may achieve their higher ideals in an organized form. UKPNP activists and stalwarts in Europe Zone and across the world have organized different events on this occasion and on the renewal of their commitment to carry forward the ideology and mission of UKPNP. They have delivered speeches and strongly condemned all forms of fundamentalism and extremism in our region. We urge India and Pakistan to resume dialog for the peaceful settlement of the Jammu and Kahmir conflict which is beneficial for the People of Pakistan and India as well as the citizen of Jammu and Kashmir. UKPNP is a Strong political force which is following the path of peace and non-violence struggle to achieve the ultimate goal of united and independent Jammu and Kashmir on National and International Level. UKPNP leaders, Members, activists, sympathizers across the world extend their gratitude, good wishes, and congratulations to Exiled Party Chairman for establishing a revolutionary Party 33rd years before which actually provides us a leadership and guidance to accelerate our movement for the unification and complete independence of Whole Jammu and Kashmir. Sajid Hussain Secretary Information, United Kashmir People's National Party Europe Zone. Pakistan has pushed the visionary leader of Jammu and Kashmir,the founder of the idealogy of United states of Kashmir and chairman UKPNP ,Sardar shaukat Ali Kashmiri into a forced infinite Exile since 1999....United Kashmir People’s National Party (UKPNP) Central Committee meeting was held on 30th September 2016 at Rawalpindi. As per the agenda, party organizational matters, ongoing tension between India and Pakistan on so called Line of Control, China’s involvement in so called Azad Kashmir affairs and other important matters were discussed. UKPNP Central committee has decided to dissolve its central, Zonal and overseas units in order to elect new office bearers. A central convention will be held within 90 days. Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri was elected as caretaker Chairman of party. Central committee also nominated its overseas organizers. 1. Sardar Zahid Khan Canada 2. Aftab Hussain Khan United Kingdom 3. Akhlaq Barlas United States 4. Iftikhar Ahmed Italy 5. Muhammad Zia Mustafa Switzerland 6. Sajid Abbasi Belgium 7.Engineer Touseef Muscat 8 Saalim Salam Ansari Sindh Zone 9. Israr Ahmed Greece 10. Sardar Rashid Hussain Punjab zone 11.Yasir Arafat Qureshi Spain 12.Sheikh Hammad Saudi Arabia 13.Anwar Hussain Khan Magray UAE UKPNP central committee has advised its zonal, districts, Tehsil, Local and overseas organizers to reorganize and restructure party units in their respective areas before forthcoming central convention. UKPNP CC members asked Pakistan and India to de-escalate ongoing tension between two countries on so called line of control and demanded that Kashmir issue should be resolved through dialogues and peaceful means as per wishes and aspirations of Kashmiri people. United Kashmir People’s National Party (UKPNP) Central Committee also showed its deep concerns over recent announcement made by so called Azad Kashmir government that she has decided to hand over large area of disputed of Kashmir to China on lease. Jammu and Kashmir State subject rule dated 1927 do not allow foreigners to buy or lease property in Kashmir. So called AJK government has violated Jammu Kashmir State subject rule. UKPNP will not tolerate and allow any country to colonized our territory and natural resources.

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Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri 
Exiled Chairman of United Kashmir Peoples National Party (UKPNP)

The great leadership who is struggling for the rights of the People’s of the former princely state of Jammu & Kashmir. He is living in exile in Switzerland since April 25, 1999 after his life was in danger at the hands of ISI of Pakistan Army. Since 2002, he is Secretary General of International Kashmir Alliance (IKA), which is comprised of secular political parties struggling for the independence of Kashmir, Gilgit & Baltistan.
He was born on May 24, 1958 in a village called Papanar near Trarkhal, Sudhnuti, ‘Azad’ Kashmir. After completed early education from Government High School, Trarkhal in 1973, he moved to Karachi where he completed his F.Sc. In 1977 from Government Science College, Nazimabad, Karachi, and then B.Sc. in 1980 and then Bachelor of Laws in 1982 and Master of Islamiat in 1985 from Karachi University, Pakistan.
During student career at Karachi, he struggled for the educational and democratic rights of the students and organised many demonstrations and strikes in order to put administration’s attention on the matters. He was several times in jail in Pakistan and Pakistani occupied Kashmir.
During the period from 1985 to 1997 he practiced as an advocate in different courts of ‘Azad’ Kashmir. He is member of many NGOs and was once elected as general secretary of Bar Association Rawalakot. He was Secretary General of Sudhan Educational Conference, the oldest and biggest welfare organization. During the period from 1980 to 1997 he organised seminars in different cities of ‘Azad’ Kashmir on human rights violations and right of self-determination of the people of Kashmir, Gilgit & Baltistan and demanded the exit of Pakistan Army from POK.
He organised many demonstrations against Theo-fascism and Pakistan’s proxy war with India. In 1993, he represented Kashmiri people in the European Parliament Round Table Conference held in Brussels, in Belgium
Due to his strong and effective campaigns and increasing fame in the public, which was becoming a big threat to the puppet Government officials and other ISI bless parties for the future; He was abducted by ISI in 1994 and 1998. UKPNP and other like-minded parties and nationalist groups demonstrated against his illegal confinement and detention throughout ‘Azad’ Kashmir and Pakistan. In start ISI and Government of POK denied any involvement in his abduction, but because of continue pressure from the public and international community; he was released without charge after 9 months of illegal arrest.In 1994, he became the founding Chairman of United Kashmir People’s National Party.
During the period from 1999 to 2016 he delivered speeches during the sessions of UNHRC and Sub Commission on Human Rights in Geneva, on the subject of human rights violations and the Kashmiri’s right to self-determination for the establishment of United States of Kashmir On represented UKPNP in different international forums. 
Amnesty International declared him a prisoner of conscience when he was abducted by ISI in 1994 and 1998. 
He is living in exile in Switzerland since April 25, 1999 after his life was in danger at the hands of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan Army.
He is Secretary General ofJammu & Kashmir International People's Alliance (JKIPA), which is comprised of secular political parties struggling for the independence of Kashmir, Gilgit & Baltistan.
From 2002 to date, he has organised many conferences in different capitals of European countries.
By collecting all political parties of Jammu and Kashmir he has done Lobbying in favour of , Baroness Emma Nicholson's"Report on Kashmir: Present Situation and Future Prospects" which was under debate and discussion in 2007 at European Parliament Belgium ,Brussels . 
The only Kashmiri Nationalist Leader Exiled Chaiman UKPNP ,Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri along with UKPNP delegation was present at the historical moment for the whole Kashmiri Nation where the "Report on Kashmir: Present Situation and Future Prospects" was passed by an overwhelming majority in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 24 May 2007.
Indeed the European Union Policy on Kashmir and its Resolutions were historic significance for the oppressed Kashmiris which is a milestone for the Unification of Whole Jammu and Kashmir.