ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Muhammad Barjees Tahir on Sunday said the Kashmir Solidarity Day is being observed “to give a loud and clear message to the world that the hearts of Pakistanis and Kashmiris throb in unison”.
Kashmir Solidarity day will be observed today to express “solidarity and whole-hearted support of the Pakistani nation to the just struggle of Kashmiri people for their inalienable right of self-determination under UN resolutions”.
Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Sunday afternoon, barjees said Kashmir issue is the oldest unresolved issue on UN agenda. He said if referendum can be held in East Timor and Sudan then why plebiscite cannot be held in Kashmir.
The minister urged the United Nations to implement its resolutions for solution of Kashmir dispute as per the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
He said Pakistan respects all resolutions of UN and the world council has endorsed the resolutions many times in its sessions since 1947.
Barjees Tahir said that Pakistan will continue its political, moral and diplomatic support for their birth right to self-determination.
“India has crossed all records of atrocities and human rights violations in held Kashmir. Despite Indian unprecedented brutalities, the Kashmiri youth are taking forward their freedom movement,” he said.
Barjees said Pakistan wants to resolve the Kashmir issue through composite dialogue process. He said due to this issue South Asia has become a flash point. “A durable peace in South Asia is not possible without the solution of Kashmir issue,” he said.
Tahir said Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will address the joint session of PaK Legislative Assembly and PaK Council in Muzaffarabad today.