President urges world to help Kashmiris get right to self-determination

Islamabad, February 05, 2018 (PPI-OT): President Mamnoon Hussain has urged the world nations to use their influence for the right to self-determination of the Kashmiris to ensure sustainable and lasting peace in the region. Addressing a seminar in Islamabad in connection with Kashmir Solidarity Day, he said we believe that the situation in occupied Kashmir has already endangered the peace of South-Asia. He said that Pellets guns are deliberately fired into the eyes of youth, which destroyed their lives by damaging their eye-sight.

He reiterated that the people and the government of Pakistan would continue to extend political, moral and diplomatic support to the people of held Kashmir until the achievement of their objective. The President further said we believe that turning a blind eye towards the atrocities being committed in occupied Kashmir will complement the obnoxious practice of the oppression of weak and impoverished nations, which will be devastating for the international peace. Speaking on the occasion, Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir said the efforts to change demographics of the Indian occupied Kashmir are unacceptable.

He said India has increased cease-fire violations along the Line of Control. The Minister warned that any aggression by India would be met with a befitting response, and the type of response, place and intensity would be decided by Pakistan. President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Muhammad Masood Khan called upon India to end three-pronged war against Pakistan under which it is hurting the lives and properties of the innocent people of Azad Kashmir; indulging in the acts of subversion in various parts of Pakistan; and closing the doors of diplomacy. Chairman of APHC Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in his video message, said despite the Indian atrocities, the people of Kashmir would continue their freedom struggle.

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