Islamabad: Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that India can’t blind the world by blinding the Kashmiris by pellets. He said that Pakistan wants to resolve all the outstanding issues with India through composite dialogue.
He was speaking on a motion moved by Law Minister Zahid Hamid regarding discussion on Kashmir issue including human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir and the situation arising out of Indian ceasefire violation along the Line of Control.
The Prime Minister said that Pakistan is a responsible state, but its desire of peace should not be considered as its weakness. He said our armed forces are capable to thwart any foreign aggression effectively. He said the whole nation stands with the armed forces for the defense of country.
Nawaz Sharif said that the whole world is aware of the fact that despite presence of seven hundred thousand troops, India could not suppress the voice of Kashmiris. He said with every passing day the will of the Kashmiris is getting strength.
He said the Kashmir liberation struggle has taken a new turn after the martyrdom of Burhan Muzaffar Wani. He said Wani’s martyrdom is a symbol of Kashmiri Intifada in the Held Territory. He said that despite grave human rights violations India cannot make the innocent Kashmiris its hostage.
The Prime Minister called upon the world community to play its positive role for implementation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions without any delay.
Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan’s relations with Kashmiris have political, religious, geographical and cultural history. He said we had made commitment to extend all possible political, diplomatic and moral support to the Kashmiris. He said we stood by our commitment in the past, continuing in the present and will continue in future with the same spirit.
He said the Kashmir issue is the issue of grave human rights violations by the Indian forces and peace and security of the region. He said that if the tradition of suppressing innocent people continued then the sophisticated world will be pushed back to thousands of years.
The Prime Minister said that Pakistan offered for holding composite dialogue to India time and again but our efforts were always sabotaged. He said resolution of Kashmir issue is imperative for durable peace in the region.
Nawaz Sharif said that the government has raised voice against the Indian human rights violations at all the world fora. He said during his address to the last session of the United Nations General Assembly, he has demanded for investigation into human rights violations by the world bodies. He said he also demanded release of Kashmir held in the Indian jails and lifting ban on the international movement of the Kashmir leaders. He said we also demanded for the withdrawal of Indian troops from the Held Territory. He said the Kashmir should be granted the right of plebiscite according to the United Nations Security Council resolutions.
The Prime Minister said that he also apprised the United Nations Secretary General and world leaders about the India atrocities in Held Kashmir. He said the UN Secretary General strongly condemned the loss of the precious lives and said that all the issues should be resolved through composite dialogue.
He said the foreign office briefed all the ambassadors and high commissioners of important countries about the issue. He said on 20th July Black Day was observed in the country to express solidarity with the Kashmiris. He said we have also appraised the United Nations Human Rights Council and Organization of the Islamic Cooperation about the Indian brutalities. He said we have also written letters to the United Nations Human Rights Council and permanent member of the Security Council to take notice of the human rights violations in Held Kashmir.
The Prime Minister said that the government is fully aware of the gravity of the situation and defending the country on diplomatic fronts. He said in order to divert the attention of the world from Kashmir issue, India is engaged in leveling baseless allegations against Pakistan. He said India blamed Pakistan just six hours after the Uri incident. He said Pakistan has demanded for impartial investigation into the incident.
He said the on 28th of last month the Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control by violating the ceasefire agreement. He said two soldiers were martyred in the incident but the defense forces of the country gave a befitting response to Indian aggression.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan wants to have peace in the region and have no aggressive designs. He said at the same time Pakistan is capable to address any challenge effectively.
He called upon the India to come forward and work together or compete for elimination of poverty and unemployment from the region and work for the welfare of the people of the region.
The Prime Minister said that Pakistan is the biggest victim of terrorism in the world. He said we have sacrificed a lot in the fight against terrorism and committed for its complete elimination.
Taking part in the discussion, Leader of the Opposition Syed Khurshid Ahmad Shah said that the entire nation is united and firmly standing with Kashmiri brethren in their just struggle of right to self-determination. He said UN should break its silence in holding plebiscite in Kashmir according to its charter and resolutions passed by the Security Council over the Kashmir issue. He said Islamic countries should also be sensitized over the issue. Khurshid Shah said UN should solve the Kashmir issue on the patterns of East Timor. He stressed the need for mobilizing diplomatic corps to highlight Kashmir issue on the international level. He said the time has come when we should take bold decisions.
JUI-F Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said UN has failed to implement its own resolutions on Kashmir issue. He urged the international community to play their due role in solving the longstanding issue of Kashmir. He said Kashmir is a human issue and the world should take notice of the Indian atrocities being perpetrated on innocent civilian population of the Held Territory.
JUI-F Chief lauded the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for highlighting Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly. Fazlur Rehman said the entire nation and valiant forces of Pakistan are fully capable to respond any Indian aggression.