Political parties extend full support to the government on Kashmir

Islamabad: Leaders of political parties Monday extended full support to the government on the Kashmir issue, condemned the unabated atrocities against the people in the Occupied Kashmir and the belligerent attitude of the Indian government. The leaders representing different parties across the political spectrum and gathered here at the PM Office, voiced their support to the inalienable right of self determination for the Kashmiris and said there was no military solution to the problem.

The All Parties Conference chaired by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif vowed to evolve a joint response on Kashmir issue. It called for establishment of a Parliamentary Committee on National Security and urged a solution for the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolution in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Kashmir.

The Prime Minister chaired a meeting of the leaders of the Political and Parliamentary parties on Monday to discuss Jammu and Kashmir dispute. After offering Fateha for the Shuhada of Pakistan’s armed forces and the martyrs of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, it was unanimously resolved:

That the people, the government, the political parties and the armed forces of Pakistan are firmly united in supporting the Kashmiri people’s right to self-determination, as guaranteed to them in the UNSC resolutions; That recognizing that Indian occupation forces have killed more than 110 innocent civilians, including women and children, and blinded over 700 people by use of pellet guns in last 87 days, we condemn the continued killings of innocent Kashmiris, which are a grave violation of human rights, and of international humanitarian laws;

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That we condemn the recent unprovoked Indian aggression and repeated ceasefire violations that pose a threat to regional peace and security; That we reject Indian efforts to shift the focus from its brutal atrocities to suppress the indigenous uprising of the Kashmiri people for liberation from Indian occupation, to false claims of terrorism across the LOC;

That we deplore the continued use of draconian laws against the Kashmiris and recurring curfews in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, which have aggravated the miseries of the local population in clear violation of all international human rights conventions; That we reject the Indian government’s ridiculous claims that Kashmir is an integral part of India, when India itself took the Jammu and Kashmir dispute to the UNSC, which accepted it as an international dispute between two sovereign UN members;

That we condemn India’s documented interference in Balochistan, a federating unit of sovereign Pakistan; That we condemn the attempts by India to destabilise Pakistan as substantiated by the capture and confession of serving Indian naval officer from RAW, Kulbashan Yadav; That we regret Indian designs to scuttle all diplomatic efforts for bilateral and multilateral dialogue, including the refusal to engage constructively at the SAARC forum;

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That we condemn the stated intent by India to use water as a weapon against the people, not only of Pakistan but of the region, in flagrant violation of its international treaty obligations and state that any Indian attempts at unilateral revocation of Indus Water Treaty shall be taken as an act of aggression; That we reject ludicrous Indian claims of carrying out “surgical strike” across the LoC, as blatantly false and brazen attempts at diverting international attention away from its atrocities in IOK;

That we appreciate the courage, valour and commitment of successive generations of Kashmiri people for their ongoing struggle for self-determination as promised to them by the international community in UN Security Council resolutions; That we applaud the bravery and unwavering commitment of the armed forces of Pakistan for their befitting response to Indian aggression;

That we welcome the decision of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to send a fact-finding mission to Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, and support a similar mission announced by the OIC; That, recognizing the UN Security Council’s implementation of its resolutions on self-determination for East Timor and South Sudan, we urge the international community, especially the P5, to take concrete steps for implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions for the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people; That we express Pakistan’s continued and unwavering support to provide political, moral and diplomatic support to the people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir in their just struggle for self-determination.

Those who attended the meeting included  Bilawal Bhutto Zardari (Co-Chairman PPP), Syed Khurshid Ali Shah (Leader of Opposition), Moulana Fazal ur Rehman (JUI-F), Mr. Mehmood Khan Achakzai (PKMAP), Sadr-ud-Din Rashidi, (PML-F), Mr. Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi, (NPP), Haji Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, (ANP), Dr. Muhammad Farooq Sattar and Dr. Khalid Maqbool (MQM), Mr. Aitzaz Ahsan, Mr. Qamar Zaman Kaira, Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar, Mr. Naveed Qamar, Ms. Sherry Rehman and Mr. Farhatullah Babar (PPP), Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Ms. Shireen Mazari and Engr. Usman Khan Tarakai (PTI), Mr. Siraj-ul-Haq and Sahibzada Tariq Ullah (JI), Professor Sajid Mir(MJAH) Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo and Sardar Kamal Khan Bangulzai (NP), Dr. Ghazi Ghulab Jamal (FATA), and Mr. Kamil Ali Agha (PML-Q). The Prime Minister was assisted by senior members of the Cabinet.

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