Islamabad, January 05, 2021 (PPI-OT): The Senate resumed its session at the Parliament House in Islamabad today (Tuesday) with Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani in the chair. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to continue extending political, moral, and diplomatic support to Kashmiris’ just struggle for right to self-determination.
Speaking in the Senate this afternoon, he said we have to give a clear and strong message to our Kashmiri brethren and the international community that Pakistan will stand by the people of Kashmir till resolution of Kashmir dispute in light of the UN Resolutions.
The Foreign Minister said India has deployed 900,000 troops to subjugate voice of the people of Kashmir, but it will not succeed in breaking Kashmiris’ resolve and determination. He said today the entire Kashmiri nation has become sick of New Delhi’s Hindutva policies. He said every citizen of Pakistan is an advocate of Kashmiris’ freedom struggle and he will continue this mission till resolution of the Kashmir issue.
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan has said freedom is the basic right of the oppressed Kashmiri people and sacrifices of thousands of Kashmiri people will soon bear fruit. Participating in the discussion, he said Pakistan will continue its diplomatic support for their cause and raise the matter on all relevant forums.
The Minister of State said it is our collective responsibility to acknowledge support the Kashmiris people. He demanded the implementation of the United Nations resolutions on the Kashmir dispute. The Senate today unanimously passed a resolution condemning the grave human rights violations in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The opposition leader Raja Zafar Aul Haq moved the resolution which demanded an immediate release of Kashmiri activist and political leader, Asiya Andrabi, who is incarcerated in Tihar Jail in India. Those who participated in the discussion include Raja Zafar ul Haq, Sherry Rehman, Musaddik Malik, Ayesha Raza Farooq, and Mian Attique Sheikh. The house has been adjourned to meet again at 10:30 am on Friday.
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