Political, diplomatic support to Kashmiris to continue: Barjees


Lahore—Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Chaudhry Barjees Tahir said on Monday that Pakistan would continue to extend political, moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris in their struggle for right to self-determination. Addressing lawyers at the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA), he said that the nation was united over the Kashmir issue and no politics was being played on it. He said that during the latest uprising in Kashmir, 15,000 Kashmiris had been injured and more than 100 lost their eyesight due to use of pellet gun.
He said that Kashmiris had not been given their right to self-determination as per the UN resolutions, which had been endorsed for 11 times. Now Kashmiris are demanding justice from the world community, he added. The minister said that India claimed that Kashmir was an integral part of it. “If it is so then why India has deployed more then 800,000 troops in Kashmir,” he questioned.
He said that Kashmir was an unfinished agenda of the Partition and Kashmiris were struggling for the past 70 years for their right to self-determination. Today, their fifth generation is chanting slogans in favour of Pakistan, he added. He said that the government was not ignorant of the Kashmir situation and it took various steps for raising the issue at international and national forums.—APP