ISLAMABAD Aug 17 (APP): Spokesman to the Prime Minister Dr
Musadik Malik, Wednesday said that Pakistan fully supports the
struggle of people in Indian occupied Kashmir for their right to
self determination as enshrined in the United Nations resolutions.

“Pakistan fully supports their cause and will not let it to
be secondary on its foreign policy agenda. We shall continue to extend
political, diplomatic and moral support to their right to self
determination,” he said talking to media.

He said injustice cannot sustain for long as if this
tendency can result in disintegration of super powers then how
long India would sustain by inflicting atrocities on Kashmiri

“Kashmiri people did not deserve the cruelties meted out to
them by Indian occupied forces for their just demand of
right to self determination that was internationally acknowledged
from the United Nations platform,” he added.

He said that Indian forces are spraying bullets and pellet firing
on innocent Kashmiri people killing them and depriving them of
their eye sight. “Pakistan cannot shy away from cause of Kashmiri
people who are rendering sacrifices for a just right. We have
raised this issue at international fora.”

Musadik Malik said Prime Minister himself issued statement
on this issue, the government briefed diplomats from permanent
member countries of the UN, member countries of the OIC Contact
Group on Kashmir and has also sent letters to Pakistani diplomats
abroad to effectively raise the issue in countries of their

The government has also written to UN Secretary General and
OIC member states as it is fully cognizant that peace and
stability in South Asian region is deeply linked to resolution of
Kashmir dispute, he said.

Answering a question about a proposed law, he said, it is a
global phenomenon that certain laws could not be implemented in
letter and spirit but it does not mean that those nations stopped
enacting new laws. “I do acknowledge that there might have been
some shortcomings in Pakistan in implementation of certain
laws. But, it does not mean that we cannot enact new laws to
protect livelihood and self respect of our people.”

He said that Pakistan was not the only country enacting a law
related to freedom of expression. “Even the nations who had build
the societies on basis of freedom of expression, they also
introduced laws like Patriotism Act, Secret Profiling Acts and set
up Guantanamo Bay.”

“But, we have not created any Guantanamo Bay, we are just
proposing a law and if there will be any gap in this law, the
court will explain,” he stated.

Malik said framing laws was jurisdiction of the Parliament
and the powers to interpret the laws rested with the judiciary.

Answering a question about extension to General Raheel
Sharif, he said, the Army Chief believed in strengthening the
institutions and his conduct has been praised country wide. “He
had himself stated way back that he will not seek extension and
those spreading rumors about him were wrong and mistaken.”

He said Imran Khan has developed the habit of scolding
others and using humiliating language and this attitude of PTI
leader was reflective of his undemocratic thinking.