Pak committed to just, peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute: PM


Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan is committed to a just and peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute based on UN resolutions.

“Pakistan reminds the international community of its responsibilities in the matter and urges it to fulfill its promise made to the people of Jammu and Kashmir 68 years ago,” the premier said in his message on the Kashmir Solidarity Day being observed throughout the world on February 5 (today).

Sharif said peace in the region would remain elusive until the resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the will of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

He said the government and the people of Pakistan reiterated their continued and steadfast political, moral and diplomatic support to the people of Indian-occupied Kashmir in their heroic struggle for their inalienable right to self-determination.

The premier said although the people of Jammu and Kashmir were promised this right 68 years ago by the international community, India continues to deny them the same by refusing to implement UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir.

The valiant people of Indian-occupied Kashmir had rendered unmatched sacrifices in their just struggle, he said, adding Indian brutalities and atrocities had failed to deter the people of Kashmir from their cause for freedom from Indian oppression.

Sharif further said that the people of Pakistan and freedom-loving people across the world saluted the Kashmiris for their courage, bravery and persistence in facing the worst kind of human rights abuse, violence and suppression by Indian security forces.