Washington, October 28 (KMS): Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US, Masood Khan, has said that Pakistan will continue its support to the oppressed Kashmiris in their struggle for securing their right to self-determination.
Masood Khan addressing an event organized in the Pakistan Embassy in Washington in connection with Kashmir Black Day said, “The right to self-determination is an inalienable right of people of Kashmir and no power on earth can deny that fundamental right”.
He presented a historical perspective of the longstanding issue, highlighting the immense sacrifices by the people of Pakistan in their moral, diplomatic and political support for the just Kashmir cause. Ambassador Masood Khan urged the people of Kashmir not to lose hope, as “The flame of liberty must continue to burn in your heart.”
Speaking on the occasion, the President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry highlighted various efforts that have been made in the past to engage the international community and highlight the Kashmir dispute at international level. He also shared his thoughts about the recent attempts by the Indian government to change the demographic composition of the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The AJK President urged the participants to become the voice of Kashmiris by not only engaging the US lawmakers and raising the issue on international platforms but also proactively participating in the US political process.
Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed in his video message expressed solidarity with the people of Kashmir on behalf of the Parliament of Pakistan and called upon the international community that there should be no double standards with regard to any illegal aggression, occupation and annexations.
Lord Wajid Khan in his message said that the UN should not forget Kashmir and the Kashmiri people, who were being denied their basic human rights.
Member of British Parliament, Afzal Khan, said that the UK, the US and the EU had a responsibility to push for a multilateral effort for the resolution of the long-pending Kashmir dispute.