Kathmandu: The embassy of Pakistan organized a round table discussion on “Kashmir Solidarity Day” in the capital on Monday. In the event attended by journalists, writers and analysts as well as human rights activists, messages of the Pakistani President, Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister were read out. In his message, President Arif Alvi paid tribute to the Kashmiris on their resilience in their just struggle for the right to self-determination. President Alvi reiterated Pakistan’s full support and solidarity with Kashmiri brothers and sisters. The President said that Pakistan will continue to extend all-out support to the Kashmiris till the realization of their unalienable right to self-determination.
In his message, Prime Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif reaffirmed Pakistan’s resolute support for the Kashmiri brothers and sisters. He reiterated Pakistan’s solidarity with the Kashmiri people until realization of their legitimate and inalienable right to self-determination, in accordance with the United Nations Charter and relevant UN Security Council Resolutions. Prime Minister Sharif called for the release of all those arbitrarily arrested and illegally incarcerated. He also called for the immediate repeal of draconian laws providing impunity to Indian occupation forces. He demanded access for international human rights and humanitarian organizations, as well as the international media, so as to investigate the grave human rights situation in the occupied territory.
Participants at the event expressed serious concern over the worsening human rights situation in Kashmir. They expressed their hope that regional political and security situation should improve for peace and prosperity of the region.