Peace, development in South Asia linked to resolution of Kashmir dispute: PM

Kashmiris observing Right to Self-Determination Day

By: News Desk
Published: 03:09 PM, 5 Jan, 2023
Peace, development in South Asia linked to resolution of Kashmir dispute: PM
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has declared that there will be no peace and development in South Asia as these are linked to resolution of the Kashmir issue, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and world over observed Right to Self-Determination Day on Thursday, with a renewed pledge to continue their liberation struggle till it reaches its logical conclusion.

In a tweet on the Right to Self Determination Day, Shehbaz Sharif called upon the global community to play its part in giving Kashmiris in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir their legal right to decide their destiny.

The Prime Minister asked India to reverse its actions of August 5, 2019.

Right to Self-Determination Day

Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and world observed Right to Self-Determination Day. Call for observance of the day has been given by All Parties Hurriyat Conference.

The day was marked by various activities including protest demonstrations, rallies, seminars and conferences in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan and in all major capitals of the world.

The United Nations was reminded that it must implement its relevant resolutions to settle the Kashmir dispute to save the Kashmiris from the Indian brutalities.

It was on this day in 1949 when the UN Security Council passed a resolution supporting the Kashmiris’ right to decide their future by themselves under a UN-supervised plebiscite.

This resolution provides the base for settlement of the lingering dispute, but India’s continued intransigent attitude has been an impediment in the way of achieving this objective.

President, PM messages

President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif have reassured Pakistan's continued political, diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiris in their just struggle for right to self-determination in accordance with relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

In their separate messages in connection with Kashmiris' right to self-determination day, they regretted that the oppressed people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir have not been able to exercise their right for the last seventy-four years.

They said India continues to oppress Kashmiris to break their will for freedom with massive human rights’ abuses.

The President, in his message, said since 5 August 2019, India has been engaged in a vicious exercise of altering demographic structure of the illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir to turn Kashmiris into a minority in their own land.

The Prime Minister, in his message, said the purpose of commemorating the Kashmiris' right to self-determination day is to remind the global community its responsibility towards the oppressed Kashmiri people.

He urged the United Nations to honour its commitments and support the Kashmiris' struggle for self-determination.

Bilawal Bhutto’s mesage

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said Pakistan remains determined to play its role to support the right to self-determination of Kashmiris through a free and fair plebiscite in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.

In his message on the occasion of the Right to Self-Determination Day, he said our strong and steadfast moral, political and diplomatic support for the Kashmiri people will continue till the realization of this inalienable right.

Categories : South Asia