ISLAMABAD: The parliamentary Kashmir Committee, under the headship of JUI(F) Chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman did nothing for the Kashmir cause but usurped Rs 180 million during the last three years. The most expensive Kashmir Committee’s performance can be assessed by the fact that from its induction, it only met four times and gave approximately a dozen statements in the media in its tenure of almost 3 years. Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman, an ally of Nawaz Sharif, had also collected the hefty package and other perks on the name Kashmir Committee during the last government as more funds were given to it than any other parliamentary committee. JUI (F)’s Chief Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman was assigned the task of Chairman Kashmir Committee on 16 December 2008 during the PPP regime with 34 members. After PML (N) came to power, he was again made chairman of the said committee in August 2013 with 22 members. Chairman Kashmir committee Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman and other members of the committee visited almost 12 countries including India on the name of Kashmir but his foreign tours remained only ‘pleasure trips’ as no result was ever seen by any side to resolve the Kashmir issue. The Chairman Kashmir Committee enjoys protocol, lucrative pay, allowances and other perks of the federal minister, who is allotted a bungalow in the Minister’s Enclave Islamabad with two official vehicles. A grade 20 officer works as Secretary of the committee. The first ever forum on Kashmir was formed in 1990 with the name of Kashmir Council under the chairmanship of Foreign Minister at that time Sahibzada Yaqoob Ali Khan and former governor Khawja Tariq Rahim was appointed its Vice Chairman. But due to the changing situation in Indian-held Kashmir in the 90s, the council was transformed into a Parliamentary Kashmir Committee having 21 members from National Assembly and 3 Senators. Nawabzada Nasar Ullah Khan was made first chairman of the committee. Then Chairman of Kashmir Committee was selected from outside the parliament and Chaudhary Sarwar and Sardar Abdul Qayyum Khan remained its heads respectively. Then its chairmanship once again went to parliament and Hamid Nasir Chatta became the chairman. During the Musharrraf government Kashmir Committee was made dormant. The main objective of Kashmir Committee were to monitor human rights violations in Indian occupied Kashmir, winning the confidence of international community by raising a voice world over on the basic right of self determination of Kashmiri people and to continue their moral, political and diplomatic support on every forum.