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Sharif's special envoy on Kashmir fails to get official meeting with Swiss Govt.

Updated: Sep 10, 2016 13:31 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Sept. 10 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Special Envoy Awais Leghari, who is on a visit to Switzerland, has failed to get an appointment with the Swiss government.

Leghari has also failed to meet a major corporate group as well, according to sources.

Even the Swiss government has reportedly turned down a request to meet him. Leghari now hopes to meet the office holders of Swiss-Pak association, which is Pakistan Diaspora group.

Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in statement said that Leghari, Chairman of the National Assembly Foreign Affairs Committee, is visiting Geneva and Swiss capital Bern to meet the office holders of the Swiss-Pakistan (A non-profit, non-religious platform of Pakistani community for promoting Pakistani culture and image building).

He also met Pakistani community and exchanged views on how to promote the cause of Kashmir in Switzerland. But the statement did not involve meeting any Swiss officials.

Pakistan's drive to publicise its point in Kashmir issue has made no headway in Switzerland as it has not been able to get across local media, local groups and other opinion group.

The exercise by Sharif is being seen as a way to give favours to a handful of Pakistani Members of Parliament to have a vacation at tax payers expense in the name of championing the cause of the Kashmiris right to self-determination. (ANI)