In IIOJK, for the last 75 years, the blood of innocent Kashmiris was spilt mercilessly: PM Shehbaz
Says govt & people of Pakistan will continue to extend diplomatic, political & moral support to their Kashmiri brethren
Says millions of Muslims had been being oppressed in IIOJK for 75 years
Says entire Pakistani nation was standing shoulder to shoulder with their Kashmiri brothers in their struggle for freedom
MUZAFFARABAD ( Web News )
Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday said millions of Muslims had been being oppressed in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) for 75 years and that this cruelty of India won’t last long.
“The Kashmir policy needs more intensity,” PM Shehbaz Sharif said while addressing a special session of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly (AJKL) on the occasion of ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’. PM Shehbaz Sharif reiterated that government and people of Pakistan will continue to extend diplomatic, political, and moral support to their Kashmiri brethren till they attain their cherished goal of freedom from India’s unlawful and forcible occupation.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan has always laid emphasis on a peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute as per relevant UNSC resolutions and in accordance with the aspiration of the Kashmiri people. He said our blood is the same and every Pakistani pays a salute to the matchless sacrifices of the Hurriyat leaders and workers.
The premier stressed upon forging of unity and solidarity by shunning all the political differences which would further infuse vigour and strength to the Kashmir cause.
PM Shehbaz Sharif said founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah had declared Kashmir as ‘a jugular vein of Pakistan’.
The prime minister said that divisions were apparent in the society which was regrettable, but in Muzaffarabad, AJK and Pakistan, all the political parties, their leadership and the assembly members were in unison which reflected the national unity, harmony and solidarity that certainly perturbed India.
“When a society moves with unity, its goals are achieved, giving it further power and strength,” he observed. The prime minister said that the entire 220 million Pakistani nation and the Kashmiris, on the day, gave a clear message of national unity.
In Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), for the last 75 years, he said, the blood of innocent Kashmiris was spilt mercilessly.
The prime minister referred to one of the gory incidents in IIOJK in which a little kid was seen sitting on the chest of his slain grandfather with melancholic looks.
The whole world witnessed the heart-wrenching spectacle, he said, adding thousands of Kashmiri Muslims had been subjected to cruelties and brutalities unleashed by Indian occupation forces while thousands were martyred.
He recalled that during 2019, Prime Minister Modi had deprived the IIOJK of its special status, turning the whole occupied valley into an open jail.
The Prime Minister said that India will never suppress the will of the Kashmiris by using brute force in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He said India wants to change the demography of the IIOJK but it will never succeed.
Shehbaz Sharif said that East Taimur, Darfur, and other areas of the world were given independence on ethnic grounds but the same is not applied in Kashmir and Palestine.
He appealed to the UN and other world human rights organizations to break their silence on the grave human rights violations in the IIOJK and the ill-treatment meted out to the Hurriyat leaders.
Shehbaz Sharif said that economic and political stability in the country is essential to raise the voice of Kashmiris effectively at the international level.
Earlier, in their addresses, the leader of the house, Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan, opposition leader, and parliamentary leaders expressed profound gratitude to the government and people of Pakistan.
They said Pakistan’s continued support of the Kashmir cause has always been a source of encouragement for the oppressed people of the occupied territory.
Meanwhile Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday said that the entire Pakistani nation was standing shoulder to shoulder with their Kashmiri brothers in their struggle for freedom.
He said that he had exposed the atrocities and brutalities committed by India against the Kashmiri people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) at different world fora.
The prime minister was talking to a delegation of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) that called on him, PM Office Media Wing said in a press release. The prime minister stressed upon forging of unity for the national interests by leaving behind all political affiliations. He expressed that the freedom of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir was not far off if they continued this unity on national issues.
During the meeting, AJK Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan, AJK Legislative Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Anwarul Haq, APHC leaders Mahmood Ahmed Saghir, Altaf Hussain Wani, Muhammad Hussain Khateeb, Faiz Ahmed Naqshbandi, Syed Yousaf Naseem, Manzoor Ahmed Ilyas and Zia Hussain were present.
Federal Ministers Khawaja Muhammad Saad Rafique, Rana Tanveer Hussain, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Murtaza Javaid Abbasi and Adviser to PM Chauhdry Qamar Zaman Kaira were also present on the occasion.
The APHC delegation while warmly welcoming the prime minister expressed that the presence of the prime minister in AJK on the observance of Kashmir Solidarity Day and for the Kashmir cause was a good gesture.
They also appreciated the prime minister for exposing the atrocities and aggression of India before the world community and raising the voice of the Kashmiri people across the globe.
They said that visit of the prime minister reflected his personal priority to the cause of Kashmir.