ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday expressed strong support for Kashmiris’ just right to self-determination.
“Pakistani nation, including the political and military leadership, has the same stance on the Kashmir issue,” he said while chairing a conference on the Kashmir situation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The conference was attended by many prominent figures including Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, National Assembly (NA) Speaker Asad Qaiser, Information Minister Senator Shibli Faraz, Law Minister Barrister Farogh Naseem, and Minister for Kashmir Affairs Ali Amin Gandapur.
Qureshi said that Pakistan has exposed the ongoing human rights violations in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) at every international forum.
He mentioned that India tried to change the demographic ratio in the IOK by amending the domicile laws, terming it as a “clear violation of international law”.
He said that all the political parties of Pakistan were united on the Kashmir issue.
Qureshi said following the footsteps of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) government, because of its Hindutva thinking, had sown the seeds of hatred in the hearts of Kashmiris and Indian minorities.
He stressed that India could not demoralise unarmed Kashmiris, despite continuous torture and imprisonment. “Today, the real face of the Indian government has been exposed to the world”, he said.
The foreign minister promised Pakistan’s support for Kashmiris until they get their due right to self-determination.