Jean Lambert on the floods in Pakistan
Jean Lambert talks to ITV about the need to drop Pakistan’s debt following the devastating floods which began in July, 2010, which have affected 14 million people:
As Chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation, Jean has been active ion Pakistani politics, and has visited the nation several times.
She met the leader of Pakistan’s Green Party in 2013, and has authored several European Parliamentary resolutions about democracy, human rights, peace, women’s rights, and climate change, in the country.
In 2010, Jean visited Pakistan to visit some of the areas affected by the devastating floods to hit the country. You can watch a video here:
On her return, she was interview about the floods by ITV:
Jean is a Vice-President of the European Parliament’s all-party group on Kashmir, which issued the following statement about its work in 2011:
“The All-Party Group on Kashmir was founded in 2002. Its purpose is to provide a platform for all those concerned with raising the profile of Kashmir and to encourage all major parties involved to find a peaceful solution to the conflict which has existed for more than sixty years (there are nearly 1 million Kashmiris living in the European Union today).
As members of the European Parliament interested in, and committed to, this goal we are well aware that the problem of Kashmir, running since 1947, is one of the world’s most sensitive unresolved terrirtorial disputes. India and Pakistan have fought three wars in 1947, 1965 and 1999; now they are both nuclear powers. Thousands of displaced people continue to live in refugee camps either side of the line of control. Numerous resolutions on human rights have been passed by the United Nations and Amnesty International.
Since its formation, the All-Party Group, an independent body with no formal structure or funds, has proposed – and has been successful in – supporting resolutions on the issue of Kashmir, whether dealing with the sensitive question of unmarked graves or pioneering an own-initiative report (the Nicholson Report) in 2007. We are happy to work, as an independent group, with any broadly-based organisation which seeks an end to this long-running human tragedy which not only divides two countries but at grassroots level seperates families and friends. For example, we have hosted five Global Discourses on Kashmir in co-operation with the Kashmir Centre EU, bringing together Indians, Pakistanis and Kashmiris facilitating a broad discussion on the central issues concerned such as building up confidence measures between the parties.”