Presidents reiterates support for Kashmiri people

MUZAFFARABAD, Oct 16 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain on Sunday said Kashmir was Pakistan’s jugular vein and it would continue to proactively extend moral, diplomatic and political support to Kashmiris for attainment of their right of self- determination.

The President was talking to a delegation of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Azad Jammu & Kashmir Chapter that called on him.

He called upon the international community and the
United Nations to exert pressure on India to implement UN
Resolutions for holding plebiscite in Kashmir and immediate
cessation of human rights violations in Indian Occupied
Kashmir (IOK), being perpetrated against innocent Kashmiris
including children and women.

He lamented the failure of the United Nations in resolving the 69 years old dispute and urged the world body  to play role in its resolution for a durable and lasting peace in the region.

Pakistan desired a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir
issue through dialogue, he added.

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President AJ&K Sardar Muhammad Masood Khan and Prime
Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan were also present.

The President urged the Muslim countries to get united
by ending their differences and collectively exert pressure
on the international community to resolve the longstanding
disputes of Kashmir and Palestine.

He also appreciated the efforts of parliamentary
delegation constituted by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and
said that they had been successful in projecting the Kashmir
issue in its true perspective and in highlighting the Indian
atrocities, being perpetrated on hapless Kashmiris.

He said that he would ask the Foreign Ministry to regularly brief the foreign diplomats about the plight of Kashmiris and the urgency for a just resolution of the  Kashmir issue.

He further asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to impress upon the international humanitarian organizations for the need to urgently provide food and medicine to oppressed
Kashmiris who were suffering Indian reign of terror and more
than three months of curfew which had created shortage of
essential commodities.

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The Kashmiri diaspora living abroad should be engaged to
further play their role in highlighting the Kashmir issue and
exposing Indian barbarism to garner international support.

The members of APHC delegation lauded President  Mamnoon Hussain’s address to the Joint Sitting of Kashmir Council and Legislative Assembly.

They said that it reflected the sentiments and aspirations of the people of Kashmir and won their hearts.

The President’s three-day visit to Muzaffarabad would
infuse more vigour into the ongoing freedom struggle and raise the spirits and morale of Kashmiris.

The APHC delegation thanked the people and the Government of Pakistan for their continued and unequivocal
support for the attainment of the right of self-determination
by the people of Kashmir.