President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan, in their separate messages on Kashmir Solidarity Day, have reassured Kashmiri brothers and sisters that Pakistan will remain consistent in its principled position on Kashmir issue.
The President in his message said, the entire Pakistani nation stands with its Kashmiri brethren in their valiant struggle to achieve the legitimate right to self-determination.
He said it is our firm belief that Kashmiris will succeed in their struggle.
Prime Minister Imran Khan in his message said the freedom movement in Occupied Kashmir is getting strength with every passing day.
He deplored that seven decades have passed and the dispute of Jammu and Kashmir remains unresolved.
In his message on Kashmir Solidarity Day, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi reaffirmed Pakistan's unflinching support to the brave people of Occupied Kashmir in their just and legitimate struggle for self-determination against wrongful Indian occupation.
He said India’s consistent denial of this right recognized by the United Nations Security Council resolutions is a telling example of impunity. The human rights violations in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir are a blot on the conscience of humanity and demand immediate corrective action by the international community.
He said the Reports of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Jammu and Kashmir and the UK’s All Parties Parliamentary Kashmir Group (APPKG) have lifted the veil off decades of obfuscation by India of massive human rights violations and unspeakable crimes against humanity in the held valley.
The foreign minister said Pakistan remains committed to finding a just and peaceful resolution to this long standing dispute. Our principled position on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is based on none other than the United Nations Security Council resolutions. These resolutions provide for the final disposition of Jammu and Kashmir dispute through a free and impartial plebiscite under the auspices of the United Nations.
He said Jammu & Kashmir is the core dispute between Pakistan and India. The dream of peace and prosperity of the people of this region will remain elusive without resolving this dispute in accordance with the aspirations of its people. He said the world community should not forget its obligation towards the people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir and understand that continued apathy to the sufferings of the Kashmiri people could have disastrous consequences not only for the region but potentially for the world at large.