KARACHI: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday expressed their reservations against the silence of the international community towards the situation in Kashmir.
In a message on Youm-e-Istehsal, Shehbaz demanded the United Nations (UN) to take action for self-determination of people living in Indian occupied Kashmir.
The PML-N leader said that depriving Kashmiris of their democratic and legal rights is against the Charter of UN. Indian atrocities cannot hold back Kashmiris from the freedom movement, he added.
Meanwhile, in his message in connection with the Youm-e-Istehsal, Bilawal said that the military siege of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) would not conquer the aspirations of people of the bleeding valley.
He said that the world community should use its leverage on the apartheid state of India to end the year-long siege and give access to the international human rights monitors in the occupied territory.
The PPP leader said that the silence maintained by the international community over Indian atrocities in IOK had raised the concerns of human rights activists worldwide.
He urged that the world should wake up from slumber and force India to lift the siege by allowing the free exercise of the right to self-determination to Kashmiri people.