Pakistan on Sunday reiterated that it will stand by the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) through thick and thin and would help them achieve their right to self-determination in the line with the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.
A statement issued after the National Security Committee (NSC) meeting said, “Pakistan remains ready to defend itself against any Indian misadventure or aggression and will continue to provide all-out diplomatic, moral and political support to the brave people of Kashmir.”
During the meeting, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan will always stand with Kashmiris and will not be deterred from its just stance based on UNSC resolutions and aspirations of Kashmiri people.
The PM invited the attention of world leaders and international bodies towards irresponsible, unilateral and irrational behavior of Indian leadership.
The high-level huddle of Pakistan’s civil and military leaders was convened to discuss the situation arising out of tensions in IOK and the increase in ceasefire violations by India along the Line of Control (LoC), especially the use of cluster ammunition to target the civilian population across the border.
“Kashmir is a long standing unresolved international dispute which needs peaceful resolution,” said the statement, urging India to come forth to resolve the issue, in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
However, it condemned the Indian forces for unleashing a reign of terror in the occupied region, saying that “such action would have adverse implications for regional and international peace”.