Int’l silence on Kashmir could be prelude to a major war: NA speaker

By Staff Reporter
Friday – February 5, 2021
ISLAMABAD: The national assembly (NA) speaker Asad Qaiser said, Thursday, the resolution of Kashmir issue is essential for peace and stability in the region and highlighted, “The use of force against unarmed Kashmiris could neither crush their independence movement nor change the principled position of Pakistan.”

According to a press release, he expressed these views on the occasion of Kashmir solidarity day.

NA speaker Qaiser lamented that curfew still stands imposed in the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) for the last one and half years due to which the people are deprived of their basic rights.

He expressed concern on the shortage of medicines and food due to the curfew imposed which could lead to a severe catastrophe.

NA speaker Qaiser urged the united nations (UN) to take notice of the ongoing barbarism by India in IIOJK and stop India from doing so.

He said the silence of international community on the Kashmir issue could be a prelude to a major war in the region.

Highlighting Pakistan’s support and principled stand for the struggle of the Kashmiri people for independence, NA speaker Qaiser said that the Pakistani government and people will continue to provide moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people in their struggle for self-determination at every forum.

He said that the parliament is committed to peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue as it has always emphasised to resolve the Kashmir issue in accordance with the resolutions of UN security council (UNSC) and to stop the atrocities committed by Indian forces in the occupied valley.

NA speaker Qaiser reiterated parliamentary support on every international and regional forum for Kashmir issue.

He said the forcible occupation of Kashmir by India was against the moral values of a modern society and so is the depriving of the people of IIOJK from their basic right to self-determination.

NA speaker Qaiser urged the UN to implement its resolutions on Kashmir and put pressure on India to stop using force and expressed hope that the sun of independence will soon shine in the IIOJK and the people there will be able to live in a peaceful environment.

NA deputy speaker Qasim Khan Suri said that Pakistan fully supports the self-determination of the Kashmiri people in the occupied valley and will raise its voice for it on every forum.

He urged India to lift the curfew imposed for the last one and a half years and find a solution to the Kashmir issue in accordance with UN resolutions.