Pakistan has conferred Nishan-e-Pakistan, the highest Civil Award of the country, to the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyat leader, Syed Ali Gilani, for his services and sacrifices in the Kashmiris’ ongoing struggle for securing their right to self-determination.
According to the details, Nishan-e-Pakistan was conferred on Syed Ali Gilani by President Dr Arif Alvi during a prestigious ceremony held in connection with the Independence Day, today, at President House in Islamabad.
The award was received by the Hurriyat AJK leaders on behalf of Syed Ali Gilani.
In the award-giving ceremony, today, glowing tributes were paid to Syed Ali Gilani for his unwavering commitment, dedication, and leadership and his role in exposing Indian atrocities, suppressive measures, and human rights violations in occupied Kashmir.
Also, concern was expressed over the continued unjustified house arrest of the veteran Hurriyat leader in frail health at the age of 90 years.
While addressing the ceremony President Dr. Arif Alvi said the nation has surmounted several challenges since its independence, taking the country to a brighter future.
Hurriyat Leaders receiving Nishan-e-Pakistan Award on behalf of Syed Ali Shah Gilani from President of Pakistan, Dr. Arif Alvi, at Aiwan-e-Sadr. pic.twitter.com/HoBjTZowJF
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Expressing solidarity with Kashmiris who have been facing the worst human rights violations at the hands of Indian occupation forces particularly after August 5 last year, the President reaffirmed Pakistan’s support to the Kashmiris in their cause.
He said Pakistan will not leave Kashmiris alone. He said Kashmir issue has been debated at the UN Security Council for four times during the last one year, which is a big success of Pakistan’s foreign policy.
The President said Pakistan has also released its political map, reflecting the true aspirations of its people as well as Kashmiris. He said the new map shows Pakistan’s principled stance on the Kashmir issue.