Pakistan to continue moral, political and diplomatic support for Kashmir cause: Ambassador Naghmana A. Hashmi
Islamabad, February 06, 2018 (PPI-OT): Pakistan’s Ambassador to Belgium, the European Union and Luxembourg Mrs. Naghmana A. Hashmi has reiterated Pakistan’s stance for continuing moral, political and diplomatic support for the just cause of right to self-determination of people of Kashmir. She was speaking at an event organized by the Embassy of Pakistan in Brussels, here Monday. The event in which both Pakistani and Belgian community participated with full fervour was organized to express solidarity with the innocent people of Indian Occupied Kashmir on 5th February, says a press release received from Brussels here today.
Prominent among the speakers besides Ambassador Mrs. Naghmana A. Hashmi were Professor Alexandre Thys, Journalist Anita Bolandi, Mr. Emin Ozkara, Vice President Brussels Parliament, Mr. Hasan Koyunchu, Member Brussels Parliament, Dr. Manzoor Zahoor, Member Brussels Parliament and Councillor Shazia Manzoor. Several members of European Parliament who wanted to attend the event but could not do so because of parliamentary session in Strasbourg sent their recorded messages for the event. These included messages of MEP Julie Ward, MEP Jean Lambert, MEP Amjad Bashir and MEP Wajid Khan.
The speakers expressed solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir and condemned the atrocities being committed by the Indian forces of occupation particularly highlighting the illegal use of pellet guns and rape as weapon to suppress the freedom struggle of people of Kashmir. A documentary on Kashmir and special song on Kashmir released by Ministry of Information Broadcasting and National Heritage were also shown besides a presentation on Human Rights Violations in Kashmir. An exhibition of photographs and posters depicting the sufferings of people of Kashmir at the hands of Indian occupation forces was also arranged at the event.
On 4th of February a candlelight vigil was organized by Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) in order to express solidarity with people of Kashmir suffering from crimes committed by Indian occupation forces for the last seven decades. The vigil was attended by a large number of people from all walks of life. The speakers condemned violence against innocent people and detention of leaders and political workers in Indian occupied Kashmir. The participants asserted that Kashmiri people would continue their struggle for freedom from Indian occupation. They also urged European Union to play its role in the peaceful resolution of the issue.
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