LAHORE - Member House of Lords in Great Britain Lord Nazir Ahmad Friday said that a team of eye surgeons from UK was waiting for Indian visa to go to Srinagar for treatment of Kashmiris injured by firing from pellet guns.

Addressing a news conference at Lahore Pres Club, he urged human rights bodies to pressurise India for issuance of visa to the eye surgeons who wanted to go to Kashmir to treat the patients there.

He was accompanied by former federal minister Haji Muhammad Hanif Tayyab and Chairman Al-Mustafa Trust UK Abdur Razzaq Sajid.

Lord Nazir lamented that Indian security forces were blinding young unarmed Kashmiris by use of pellet guns but there were no treatment facilities at Srinagar.

Abdur Razzaq Sajid told reporters that eye surgeons had applied for visa at the Indian High Commission in London but they have been denied the same.

He said international community should use its influence on India to facilitate surgeons’ entry into the Indian-held Kashmir.

Haji Hanif said that Al-Mustafa Trust was already treating patients in Pakistan by running a big campaign of free eye camps in different cities.