Nouakchott (Mauritania), March 16 (KMS): Foreign Minister, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, has reaffirmed Pakistan’s unwavering support to the Kashmiris’ freedom struggle.
Bilawal Bhutoo Zardari was delivering his opening statement as Chairman of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) at the two-day 49th Session of the CFM in Nouakchott, Mauritania.
The Foreign Minister said Kashmir and Pakistan are bound by geography, faith, history and culture, and Pakistan will continue to extend its full political, diplomatic and moral support to the Kashmiris in their just struggle for securing their freedom struggle.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the United Nations Security Council had adopted a resolution that the people of Jammu and Kashmir must be able to exercise the right of self-determination through a UN-sponsored plebiscite. However, he said, India backed away from its commitment to implement the decision and resorted to fraud and force.
The Foreign Minister maintained that three years after India’s unilateral and illegal measures of August 5, 2019, it was evident that its campaign of colonial expansion had failed. It would never succeed and the people of Kashmir would win in their struggle for freedom and self-determination, he added.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari urged the OIC countries to play an effective role in helping the Kashmiri people get their inalienable right.
He said the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir and the OIC Secretary General and his special envoy had made valuable contributions in projecting and advocating the just cause of the Kashmiri people. “I am confident that the OIC Contact Group, when it will meet later here will adopt an effective plan to promote the just cause of Kashmir,” he maintained.
The Foreign Minister made it clear that without resolution of the lingering Kashmir dispute, durable peace between Pakistan and India was not possible.