A joint session of the Pakistan Parliament on Friday passed a unanimous resolution against India’s claim that Kashmir was its integral part.
A joint session of the Pakistan Parliament on Friday passed a unanimous resolution against India’s claim that Kashmir was its integral part. The resolution also condemned the alleged human rights violations by the Indian forces in Kashmir.
Adviser to the Prime Minister on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz presented the resolution during the joint session. The resolution said that Kashmir was not an integral part of India while the allegations regarding involvement of Pakistan in Uri attack were “condemnable”.
“Pakistan would continue to support Kashmir politically, morally and diplomatically,” it added.
Sartaj Aziz said that international community accepted Kashmir was disputed. While reading out the resolution, he said that 110 people have been killed while dozens had sustained wounds in “Indian brutality” in Kashmir so far. He also said Pakistan rejected “ridiculous claims” of India about surgical strikes on the LoC.
The resolution expressed concerns over the “detention of Hurriyat leaders and human rights activists” and urged the Indian government to release them. It deplored the “draconian laws” which had created an “environment of impunity for Indian forces.”
The resolution urged the Indian government to “immediately stop terrorising the people” and fulfil its commitment regarding international and humanitarian laws.
The resolution condemned the “repeated ceasefire violations by India” and appreciated the “unwavering commitment” of armed forces for the defence of the country.
The resolution reiterated Pakistan’s desire for result-oriented dialogue with India for resolution of all outstanding disputes including that of Jammu and Kashmir.
Speaking in the Joint Session of the parliament Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Senator Taj Haider said the government should pursue an aggressive diplomacy in order to get Indian brutalities stopped in Kashmir.
Voicing concerns over the situation in the valley, he said India was resorting provocation to deflect attention from the real issues.
PPP’s Sherry Rehman pointed out there was unprecedented uprising in Kashmir due to Indian brutalities. She said there was no military solution to Kashmir dispute but the right of self-determination of Kashmiri people should be respected.
Another lawmaker Ghazi Ghulab Jamal said Pakistan should “expose the terrorist face of India” before the world community. He said as India was “engaged in war mongering” it must now that the tribal people were ready to spill blood for the defence of the country.
Kamil Ali Agha said freedom movement in Kashmir had taken a new turn and “it is not possible for the oppressive Indian troops” to suppress the voice of Kashmiri people.
Former Interior Minister Rehman Malik regretted the non-implementation of UN resolutions on Kashmir dispute. He said India was “exporting terrorism to Pakistan” to sabotage multi billion dollars China Pakistan economic corridor project.