“Pakistan will continue extending support to Kashmir Cause,” says FM

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

03rd Feb, 2021. 11:07 am

Pakistan Foreign Minister FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday reaffirmed Islamabad’s commitment to continue extending full support to the Kashmir cause.

According to the details, the Foreign Minister, today in his address to a seminar on Kashmir, said that Pakistan will continue to support Kashmiri people in their just struggle for right to self-determination.

The Foreign Minister categorically stated that Pakistan will not let anyone take away Kashmir from the Kashmiris. He said this cause and the struggle is just, sacred and non-negotiable.

He said that the Kashmiris were continuously being subjected to a brutal military siege and inhuman restrictions.

The Foreign Minister said Pakistan’s ultimate objective remains the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute as per the wishes of the Kashmiri people and relevant UN Security Council resolutions through a free and impartial plebiscite under the UN auspices.

Commending the resilience of Kashmiri people in the face of Indian atrocities, the Foreign Minister expressed the confidence that the Kashmiri spirit will ultimately triumph.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi urged the world community, the United Nations (UN) and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to play their part in a just and peaceful resolution of the longstanding dispute of Jammu and Kashmir.

The foreign minister also appealed to the Muslim countries to use their political influence and economic clout to prevent India from committing atrocities in illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Although he was appreciative of the increasing international condemnation of India’s brutal campaign in illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. However, he stressed there is still a lot to be done for the resolution of Kashmir dispute which is a pre requisite for durable peace and stability in South Asia.

Alluding to the Indian blatant human rights violations in the illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Foreign Minister said India wanted to change the demographic structure of the territory in violation of the UN Security Council resolutions and the international law. He pointed out that India has already issued over 1.8 million bogus domicile certificates to non-Kashmiris to settle them in the IIOJ&K to undermine the plebiscite.

The Foreign Minister said the Hindutva ideology is not only a threat to the Kashmiris but to India’s own nationals as well particularly Muslims.  He said the world is witnessing rise of ultra-nationalism, racism, fascism, religious hatred and intolerance in India.

The Foreign Minister said Pakistan has always been at the forefront of all international initiatives for promoting peace, tolerance, inter-cultural and inter-faith harmony and respect both at home and abroad. He reiterated Pakistan’s firm commitment to global and regional peace and stability, and towards the socio-economic welfare of its people through partnerships at regional and sub-regional levels.

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