ISLAMABAD:(APS)October 3, 2016-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says the government will make relentless efforts to highlight the plight of Kashmiri people at every international fora with the support of all political parties.
He was addressing the meeting of parliamentary leaders in Islamabad on Monday, convened in the backdrop of Indian provocation both at the LoC and the diplomatic front.
He said the political leadership stands united on matters of national importance, particularly for the Kashmir Cause. He noted that Kashmiri movement cannot be suppressed by the Indian brutalities. Kashmiris’ struggle for their right to self-determination is legitimate and UNSC mandated. Kashmiris and Pakistanis are inseparable.
He thanked the political leaders for their valuable inputs and suggestions saying the government will try to implement them as much as possible.
Earlier, the parliamentary leaders attending the meeting gave a lucid message of unity against the Indian belligerence.
In their remarks, they declared that the entire nation stands together when it comes to Kashmir issue and the Indian aggression.
Chief of Jamaat-e-Islami Siraj-ul-Haq said that the Prime Minister’s UNGA speech was highly reflective of the sentiments of the people of Pakistan. He said the political parties stand by the government and the valiant armed forces at this critical juncture.
He said that the meeting should formulate a unified message today in the national interest.
JUI Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said that we need to forge national unity at this critical moment and collective voice and resolve of the entire nation is need of the hour.
He said we need to denounce and highlight the brutal state oppression in IOK at political and diplomatic level.
Fazlur Rehman said that the meeting sent a very positive and constructive message the world over.
He said our stance on Kashmir reflects the sentiments of the nation and the people of Indian occupied Kashmir, and it is very principled stance.
JUI Chief said Prime Minister’s initiative to send special envoys in important world capitals is commendable. Our political and diplomatic force need to build upon the momentum, generated by the recent Kashmiri uprising.
PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmoud Qureshi said today’s moot conveys a clear message to India and the international community that the country’s political parties are united in their stance on Kashmir dispute.
He appreciated the Prime Minister’s comprehensive speech at the United Nations saying the present government has taken positive steps regarding improvement in relations with India but regrettably, the other side has not reciprocated.
Shah Mehmoud Qureshi said that the oppressed Kashmiri people have stood up against the Indian atrocities. He said India understands that there is no military solution to the dispute but still it is resorting to belligerence.
He said Pakistan is not isolated at the diplomatic front. He regretted the postponement of the SAARC Summit.
The PTI leader said that Indian statements regarding revocation of Indus Water Treaty are unfortunate.
In his remarks, Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that despite differences with government on multiple issues, his party stands shoulder to shoulder with it on Kashmir issue and the Indian aggression.
He said this is a turning point in Indo-Pak relations. A united Pakistan can counter Indian aggression. He said by working together we can achieve our national security goals.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said there is no military solution to the Kashmir dispute.
Opposition Leader in National Assembly Khursheed Shah said on national issues, we all are same Pakistanis beyond party affiliations.
He said we have always endeavored to evolve consensus on important national issues. Today’s meeting demonstrates that all political parties are at the same page.
Khursheed Shah said we need to proactively and aggressively activate our foreign Missions. We have to enlist the support of Muslim countries and unite them for fighting the Kashmir Cause.
We are immensely resilient nation. He said Pakistan People’s Party suggests establishment of Parliamentary Committee on National Security.
Leader of Opposition in the Senate Ch Aitzaz Ahsan said our stance is very clear that Kashmir issue must be resolved as per aspirations of the Kashmiri people .We are with the government that Indus water treaty can’t be revoked unilaterally by one country . We stand behind the government for a befitting response if India tries to revoke it.
PML (Q) leader Kamil Ali Agha said no compromise can be made on Pakistan defence . We are one nation and one voice on this issue. He said Indian state sponsored terrorism is condemnable and we should expose Indian propaganda on Balochistan and Gilgit. He said Pakistan should work hard to forge new alliances at international forums.
Ghulam Ahmad Bilour of Awami National Party said the prime minister’s speech at the UNGA has given a new life to Kashmir dispute on diplomatic front.
He congratulated the Prime Minister for holding the meeting of parliamentary leaders at this critical juncture.