Pak PM calls for united stand on Kashmir


Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday has emphatically stated that Pakistan stands shoulder to shoulder with its Kashmiri brethren in their just struggle for the right to ‘self-determination’.

He was addressing the joint session of Pakistan administrated Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly and Council in Muzaffarabad on Wednesday, reported Radio Pakistan.

The radio Pakistan quoted Prime Minister saying “the government forces have been unleashing wave of terror on innocent Kashmir people over the last seven decades but they have miserably failed to suppress their voice.”

He said Kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute and its resolution lies in a plebiscite according to the UN Security Council resolutions, a radio report said.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the government, the people and all political parties are united on Kashmir issue and will continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri brethren.

He said Pakistan has taken a strict stance on recent killings in Kashmir, demanding of India to allow the UN human rights commission to investigate the human rights violations in the occupied valley.

He said Pakistan has also asked the United Nations to appoint a special envoy on Kashmir to assess the situation.

The Prime Minister said Pakistan will send its delegations to different countries to apprise them about the deteriorating situation.

He said Pakistan will observe solidarity day with Kashmir on Friday.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the Muslim countries have also voiced their concerns over the atrocities in Kashmir.

“Kashmiri people will come out victorious in their just struggle and their sacrifices will bear fruit as India has to bow its head before the international laws one day,” radio Pakistan quoted Abbasi saying.

He said Kashmir dispute is also a challenge to the conscience of the international community.


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