Srinagar: The All Parties Hurriyat Conference leaders have hailed the Caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan, Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar, for highlighting the Kashmir dispute and representing the Kashmiris’ aspirations in his address to the United Nations General Assembly.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the Prime Minister in his address, last night, urged the UN to secure the implementation of its resolutions on Kashmir, which, he said, is the key to peace between Pakistan and India. He said, the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is one of the oldest disputes on the agenda of the World Body.
The illegally detained senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, in a message from New Delhi’s Tihar Jail termed the Pakistan Prime Minister’s speech as a true reflection of Kashmiris’ sentiments. He said Kashmiri people are thankful to the Pakistani nation and government for lending all-out support to their ongoing freedom struggle.
The APHC leader said Pakistan has consistently raised the Kashmir dispute at the international fora and used made political and diplomatic efforts to raise global awareness about its early resolution. He expressed the hope that the world community will take cognizance of the brutal tactics India is using to suppress the freedom struggle of the Kashmiri people. It is time that the world must play its due role in holding India accountable for the crimes committed by its troops in illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, he added.
APHC leaders, Khawaja Firdous, Syed Bashir Andrabi and Muhammad Shafi Lone, in a joint statement in Srinagar said the Pakistan Prime Minister has won the hearts of the Kashmiri people by effectively highlighting the Kashmir dispute in the UNGA. They said New Delhi must know that the tension between Pakistan and India will end only when the Kashmir dispute is permanently resolved. They said Pakistan has always advocated the settlement of the Kashmir dispute according to the UN resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people but India’s stubbornness has remained the main impediment in achieving this objective.
APHC leaders, Fayaz Hussain Jafari and Syed Sibte Shabbir Qummi, in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said the Prime Minister of Pakistan in his address truly represented the sentiments of Kashmiris. They said while India has denied the right to self-determination to the Kashmiris through its military might, Pakistan has remained a strong advocate and supporter of their birthright. They said India’s because of India’s continued intransigence on the Kashmir dispute not only the Kashmiris are suffering but the peace of entire region is at stake. They maintained that the people of Kashmir are very grateful to Pakistan for its political, diplomatic and moral support to their just cause.
Meanwhile, the APHC-AJK Convener, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, in a statement in Islamabad said the Pakistan Prime Minister advocated the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination and exposed the Indian atrocities in IIOJK in an effective manner. He said India has made the lives of Kashmiris miserable by continuously violating the UN resolutions while Pakistan has been forcefully calling for the resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations.
Senior leader of APHC-AJK, Ghulam Muhammad Safi, lauded Pakistan Prime Minister for highlighting the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in its real perspective at the UNGA. He hoped that the UN Security Council will take steps to ensure implementation of its resolutions regarding the holding of plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir to enable the Kashmiris to decide their fate by themselves.
Another APHC-AJK leader, Altaf Hussain Wani, in his statement thanked Pakistan Prime Minister for raising the Kashmir dispute in his speech at the august forum. He said, the people of Jammu and Kashmir owe a debt of gratitude to the government and people of Pakistan for their continued and consistent support to the Kashmiris’ legitimate struggle for the right to self-determination.