President urges UN to fulfill its promises to Kashmiris


Addresses AJK Legislative Assembly, Kashmir Council

Staff Reporter

Muzaffarabad—President Mamnoon Hussain, addressing a joint session of AJK Legislative Assembly and Kashmir Council here on Saturday, urged the United Nations to fulfil its promises regarding the Kashmir issue for durable peace in South Asia. The President said the Kashmir issue cannot be resolved without giving right to self-determination to the people of Kashmir. He said if the UN resolutions and the Indian promises regarding Kashmir issue are not honoured peace would remain elusive in the region.
The President said India must withdraw long imposed curfew in the occupied territory and revive the freedom of expression. The human rights groups should also be given access to the territory and detained innocent Kashmiris be released.
Mamnoon Hussain said the martyrdom of Burhan Wani has infused a new spirit into the freedom movement, and freedom is not too far.
He said Pakistan will never leave the Kashmiris alone in their struggle for the just cause, and it will continue moral, political, and diplomatic support to the Kashmiris. He paid rich tributes to the Kashmiris who sacrificed their lives for freedom.
President Mamnoon said that corruption was the basic cause of retarding progress in the country in the past and expressed his satisfaction that the present government was proceeding in the right direction and progress and prosperity was our destiny. He urged the women to acquire education and play their due role in the development of the country while at the same time upholding their cultural values and traditions.
President Mamnoon Hussain said that with the completion of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects, Pakistan including Azad Jammu and Kashmir would witness an unprecedented era of progress and Pakistan would become the most important country in the region.
The president and prime minister of AJK including members of Legislative Assembly apprised President Mamnoon Hussain about their problems particularly relating to financial limitations and lack of electricity.
President Mamnoon Hussain assured the president, prime minister of AJK and members of Legislative Assembly that he would play his due role in resolution of their problems.