ISLAMABAD, Feb. 5 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Pakistan remains firmly committed to its principled stance on Jammu and Kashmir. “The observance of Kashmir Solidarity Day on 5th February every year is a reaffirmation of our moral, political and diplomatic support towards our Kashmiri brethren in their just struggle for fundamental rights including the right to self-determination as enshrined in the United Nations Charter and the relevant UN Resolutions,” the President said in his message on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day (Feb.5). On this day, the President said the people of Pakistan pay tribute to the valiant struggle of Kashmiri brothers and sisters who have rendered huge sacrifices in the quest for realizing their inalienable right of self-determination.
Despite making huge sacrifices for past over six decades, the President said the people of Kashmir have remained steadfast and resolute.
The peaceful, indigenous and widespread uprising of the Kashmiri people has clearly demonstrated that the issue of Jammu and Kashmir cannot be wished away, he added.
The President said the issue of Jammu & Kashmir till date remains an unfulfilled agenda of the United Nations and calls for reiteration of support by the international community to the people of Kashmir in their struggle for a just cause.
“Today, while paying homage to the memory of thousands of Kashmiri martyrs who have laid down their lives for a legitimate cause, we express solidarity with the Kashmiri brethren and salute their sacrifices and determination in holding high the banner of freedom to defend their dignity and honour,” the President said.
The President reiterated that the Kashmir dispute remains close to the heart of every Pakistani.