KARACHI: Mayor Waseem Akhtar said on Monday that the city has always supported the struggle of Kashmiri brethren and continues to do so.
He expressed these views while speaking to the Kashmir Solidarity Day program held in the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) office.
Stressing the need of raising a strong voice for the Kashmiris, the mayor said that the government of Pakistan should ask all national diplomatic missions and embassies to highlight the gross human rights violations carried out Kashmir and inform the world about Indian atrocities on innocent Kashmiries.
He said that the people of Karachi are with the Kashmiri brethren in their struggle for self-determination. He hoped that the Kashmir Issue would be resolved soon and the people of Kashmir deserve to get their right to freedom.
Provincial Minister Sardar Ali Shah, All Parties Hurriyat Conference central spokesman Abdul Majeed Malik and Kashmiri leader Sardar Nazakat also addressed the program. Karachi mayor welcomed the Kashmiri leaders in the KMC Head Office.
Later, a rally was also held outside the KMC Building to show solidarity with the Kashmiri people.
Provincial Minister Sardar Ali Shah said that they have always highlighted the Kashmir issue in assemblies. He advised India to accept the self-determination right of Kashmiri people and fulfill its promises made in the United Nations.
All Parties Hurriyat Conference spokesman Abdul Majeed Malik said Kashmiri people should also be taken on board in the Kashmir Committee. He appreciated the determination of the people of Karachi and said that any decision made by Karachi is also the decision of Kashmiris.
He thanked all Pakistanis for supporting the Kashmiris in their struggle for self-determination and independence.
Sardar Nazakat said that the people of Karachi have given a lot of sacrifices in the struggle for Kashmiris. He said that we are happy that Pakistan is providing us diplomatic support to achieve our cause.