Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Dr Noor-ul-Haq Qadri says Pakistan will continue political, moral, and diplomatic support to the freedom struggle of Kashmiris.
He was addressing a post Hajj ceremony, organized in connection with Independence Day Celebrations, in Makkah today (Wednesday).
Dr Noor-ul-Haq Qadri said the indigenous freedom struggle of Kashmiris has become voice of every child of the valley. He said India will not succeed in silencing their freedom struggle through negative tactics like changing status of the Indian Occupied Kashmir.
The Minister also urged the international community to take notice of the Indian barbarism in Occupied Kashmir. He said phone services, internet, and other means of communication have become dysfunctional in Indian Occupied Kashmir and nobody knows what is going on in the valley.
Dr Noor-ul-Haq Qadri said today is the 73rd Independence Day of Pakistan, which reminds us sacrifices of our forefathers to achieve a separate homeland for Muslims of the subcontinent. He said love for Pakistan is inseparable for every Pakistani as even prophets would love to their birth places. He said Holy Prophet [Peace Be Upon Him] had also had a special love and affection for His birthplace Makkah.
The Minister said independence is a great blessing of God and its importance should be asked to a Kashmiri or a Palestinian. He urged the Pakistani community to value the blessing of independence and serve the country with utmost honesty.
He said Pakistan's future is very bright as it needs focus and priority of its people.
Regarding Hajj, Dr Noor-ul-Haq Qadri said no major complaint was received during the pilgrimage as everything happened in a well-organized manner.
He said Pakistan was given 47 Makatib, where South Asia Establishment (Moassasah South Asia) made excellent arrangements for Pakistani pilgrims. He said Pakistan Hajj Mission received complaints against two Makatib and this matter has been taken up with the concerned quarters. He said Pakistani Hujjaj were the largest contingent in this year's pilgrimage.
The Religious Minister also appreciated private tour operators for extending best services to the Pakistani pilgrims, who had come under private hajj scheme.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan said Pakistan had come into being after unprecedented sacrifices. He said we can succeed only by strictly pursuing the objectives behind the creation of Pakistan. He said Pakistan has great potential to move forward as it successfully defeated terrorism. He emphasized on taking ownership of Pakistan and serving the country diligently to attain an honorable place among comity of the nation.
Prime Minister's Advisor on Establishment Shehzad Arbab said independence is a precious thing and we should be proud of our freedom and focus all energies to protect it. He said Pakistan successfully eliminated terrorism from its soil and now the government is focusing on economy to improve lives of the common people.
Regarding Kashmiris freedom struggle, Shehzad Arbab said India violated UN Resolutions by changing status of Jammu and Kashmir. He said Kashmir issue should be resolved in light of UN Resolutions and in accordance with aspirations of Kashmiris.
The Advisor said Pakistan will go to any extent to support their Kashmiri brethren in their just freedom struggle from Indian occupation. He urged the international community to play its due role in resolution of the longstanding Kashmir dispute.