Kashmir’s ‘struggle’ is legitimate, World must fulfil promises on Kashmir issue: PM


UNITED NATIONS: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday urged the world community to fulfil its promises to resolve the Kashmir dispute.

PM Nawaz was addressing United Nations (UN) general assembly in New York as he said that Pakistan wanted to resolve all outstanding issues with India through talks but peace could not be achieved without resolving of Kashmir issue.

PM said that Burhan Wani, a leader of Hizbul Mujahideen murdered by Indian forces has emerged as the symbol of latest Kashmiri ‘Intifada

PM Nawaz said that Pakistan fully supports the demand of the Kashmiri people for self-determination, as promised to them by several Security Council resolutions. Their struggle is a legitimate one for liberation from alien occupation.

The prime minister added that over a hundred Kashmiris have been killed, hundreds, including children and infants, blinded by shotgun pellets and over six thousand unarmed civilians injured over the past two months.

He appreciated Ban Ki-moon’s statement about solution of Kashmir issue and also asked for it to be solved according to UN resolution, through plebiscite. Pakistani Prime Minister said that India was putting “unacceptable” conditions on dialogue with Pakistan and said the world would ignore the dangers of rising tensions in South Asia at its own peril.

He also added that Pakistan is very much eligible to be member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

Source : Agencies


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