Pak NA condemns ‘rights violations in Kashmir’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s National Assembly on Tuesday condemned the human rights violation in Indian Kashmir and called upon India to withdraw forces from Jammu and Kashmir.
The House unanimously adopted a resolution moved by chairman Kashmir Committee Maulana Fazlur Rehman and resolved to continue moral, political and diplomatic support for inalienable right to self-determination to Kashmiri people.
“The House extended solidarity to Kashmiri brethren who have rendered invaluable sacrifices in struggle for independence from Indian subjugation and atrocities by occupational forces,” an official handout said.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Federal Minister Akram Khan Durrani on Tuesday said the government was committed to resolve Kashmir issue as per aspiration of the Kashmiri peoples.
Talking to media outside the parliament, he said, durable peace in South Asia was not possible without resolving Kashmir issue as per aspiration and according to United Nations resolutions. “Kashmir issue is not only a threat to peace and prosperity of South Asia but also to the entire world,” he said. He said the under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, the government would continue extending unwavering moral, political and diplomatic support to the just struggle of the Kashmiri people for their inalienable right of self-determination, as enshrined in the UN Charter and relevant UN resolutions.—Agencies