It’s time to resolve Kashmir issue and end this human tragedy: COAS

By: News Desk
Published: 10:28 AM, 5 Feb, 2021
It’s time to resolve Kashmir issue and end this human tragedy: COAS
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Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that it’s time to resolve the decades-old issue of Kashmir and put an end to this human tragedy, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

On account of Kashmir Solidarity Day, the Army Chief paid homage to the sacrifices of the Kashmiri people and their struggle.

In a tweet posted on Friday, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) DG Major General Babar Iftikhar quoted the COAS as saying, “Salute 2 Kashmiris for their valiant struggle, braving gravest atrocities, human rights violations & lockdown in IIOJ&K under Indian occupation forces. Time 2 end this human tragedy & resolve #Kashmir issue as per aspirations of people of J&K & #UN resolutions.”

   Kashmir Solidarity Day is being observed on Friday to express wholehearted support of the Pakistani nation to the just struggle of Kashmiri people for their inalienable right to self-determination under the UN resolutions.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi led a rally from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to D-Chowk in Islamabad.

Top Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir also posted an English song on Twitter to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day.

He termed the video a great song by Della Miles and Turgay Evren.

The ISPR also released a video to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day.

The day is being marked to expose the worst-ever oppression being perpetrated by Indian occupation forces against Kashmiris in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K).

A one-minute silence was observed at 10:00am across the country.

During his visit to Lahore Garrison a day earlier, General Bajwa discussed “his vision of an enduring peace within Pakistan and the region”.

According to ISPR, General Bajwa’s address to officers of the garrison “focused on professional matters, the internal and external security situation of the country”. 

The Army Chief apprised the officers of the latest developments on the eastern border and the situation in Indian-held Kashmir. The COAS reiterated Pakistan’s “firm commitment for a just resolution of Kashmir issue in line with the aspirations of people of Kashmir”.

The Army Chief said that the people of Kashmir, as well as of the region at large, “deserve peace”. He also stressed the need for “greater vigilance and state of preparedness amid new challenges of hybrid war”.