- The Prime Minister strongly condemned the continued Indian oppression of Kashmiris.
- He said that peace in South Asia is not possible until the Kashmir issue is resolved.
- Kashmiris are celebrating accession day to Pakistan today.
Reiterating unwavering support to Kashmiri brothers, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday warned that South Asia will never achieve lasting peace and unlock its true development potential until there is a just and peaceful resolution to the decades-old Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan.
He made the remarks as Kashmiris living across the world are celebrating their accession to Pakistan day today with a renewed commitment to fighting Indian oppression and securing their right to self-determination guaranteed by UN Security Council resolutions.
“On the day of accession to Pakistan, the government and people of Pakistan express their unwavering support and solidarity to Kashmiris living in Pakistan, AJ&K, IIOJK and elsewhere in the world,” the Prime Minister said on his Twitter handle.
He said the day was symbolic of the adoption of a resolution by the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference at a conference in Srinagar in 1947, which called for Kashmir to be merged with Pakistan.
“We strongly condemn the continued Indian oppression and grave human rights violations on Kashmiris and call on the United Nations and the international community to ensure the implementation of the UN resolutions.”
Kashmiris celebrate accession day to Pakistan
Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and across the world are celebrating Accession Day with Pakistan today, with a new pledge to continue the struggle for the liberation of Jammu and Kashmir from Indian occupation and its complete integration with Pakistan.
On this day in 1947, during a meeting of the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference at the residence of Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan in Srinagar, the de facto representatives of Kashmiris unanimously passed a resolution for Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan.
The historic resolution called for the integration of the state of Jammu and Kashmir into Pakistan in view of its religious, geographical, cultural and economic proximity to Pakistan and the aspirations of millions of Kashmiri Muslims.
Meanwhile, terming July 19 as a defining moment in the history of Kashmir, the Kashmiri leadership has reiterated its resolve to carry forward the freedom struggle in the light of the historic resolution passed at the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference meeting in Srinagar on this day in 1947.
– With additional inputs from Radio Pakistan.