Pakistan reiterates support for oppressed Kashmiris

Former ambassadors highlight plight of Kashmiris, atrocities of India in series of articles

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ANKARA: Embassy of Pakistan organized an event here on Saturday to commemorate Kashmir Solidarity Day, wherein the participants paid tribute to the sacrifices of the Kashmiri brethren in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). They reiterated unflinching support for their just struggle for the legitimate right of self-determination.

Messages of the President, Prime Minister of Pakistan and Foreign Minister were read. Pakistani leadership reiterated political, moral and diplomatic support to the people of Kashmir until the resolution of the dispute in accordance with UNSC resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiris. In their messages, the leaders called on the international community to take practical steps to hold India accountable for gross human rights violations in Kashmir and fulfill the promise made by the United Nations to the Kashmiri people.

Pakistan’s ambassador to Turkey Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi in his remarks stated that the commemoration of 5th February as Kashmir Solidarity Day was a stark reminder of the broken promises and unfulfilled commitments made to the Kashmiri people by India for holding a plebiscite, when it had taken the matter first time to the UN in January 1948. Ambassador Qazi underscored, that since then, all kinds of political, diplomatic, military, economic, parliamentary, constitutional and demographic jugglery and coercion had been employed to deny this fundamental right to the Kashmiris in IIOJK. Pakistan reiterates support for oppressed Kashmiris

The ambassador stated that in any contest between force and love for freedom, perseverance and love for freedom would always win. Struggle for freedom was a baton that one generation passed on to the next. One day Kashmir will see the dawn of freedom, InshaAllah.

Ambassador Syrus Qazi expressed gratitude to the Turkish leadership and people for their principled stance on Kashmir and continuous support on Jammu & Kashmir. The event was attended by members of Turkish civil society, the Pakistani community, and officers of the Pakistan embassy.

Former ambassadors of Pakistan wrote a series of articles on Kashmir Solidarity Day and highlighted the grave human rights violations by the Indian government in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. In his article, ambassador Asif Durrani pleaded to the world to save Kashmiris from the brutalities of Indian security forces. While Tahmina Janjua in her article had an in-depth review of the inhuman occupation of India which caused immense suffering to the Kashmiri people. Ambassador (R) Masood Khalid, Ambassador (R) Salman Bashir and ambassador (R) Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry also penned the articles throwing light on different aspects of the Kashmir freedom struggle.

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