ISLAMABAD, Oct 3 (APP): Leaders of political parties Monday
extended full support to the government on the Kashmir issue, condemned the unabated atrocities against the people in the Occupied Kashmir and the belligerent attitude of the Indian government.
The leaders representing different parties across the
political spectrum and gathered here at the PM Office, voiced their support to the inalienable right of self determination for the Kashmiris and said there was no military solution to the problem.
The All Parties Conference chaired by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif vowed to evolve a joint response on Kashmir issue. It called for establishment of a Parliamentary Committee on National Security and urged a solution for the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Kashmir.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif described Kashmiris and Pakistanis “inseparable” and said “relentless efforts” would be made to highlight the plight of Kashmiris at every international forum with the support of all political parties in the Parliament.
He said the meeting has made Pakistan strong and the Kashmir cause further stronger. “We stand united on matters of national importance, particularly the Kashmir Cause,” the Prime Minister said.
“I believe that Kashmir movement cannot be suppressed by the Indian brutalities any more,” the Prime Minister said.
He said the struggle of Kashmiris’ for their right to self
determination was legitimate and mandated by the United Nations Security Council.
Prime Minister Sharif also thanked the party leaders and
representatives for their sincere suggestions. He said some very good suggestions were put forward and assured that his government would try to implement as much of these as possible.
Earlier the party leaders in brief remarks extended support of
their respective parties to the government at this critical
Syed Khurshid Shah, leader of Opposition suggested
establishment of Parliamentary Committee on National Security.
“We have always endeavored to evolve consensus on important national issues. Today’s meeting demonstrates that all political parties are at the same page,” he said, according to a statement released by the PM Media Office.
He was appreciative of Prime Minister’s raising of the Kashmir cause very effectively in his UNGA (United Nations General Assembly) address.
On national issues, Khurshid Shah said “we all are Pakistanis
beyond party affiliations and need to proactively and aggressively activate our foreign Missions.”
He called for enlisting the support of Muslim countries for
raising the Kashmir cause. “We are an immensely resilient nation and have the capacity to face extreme situations; because we are invariably united on issues of national significance.”