World Needs To Tell India 'enough Is Enough' On Kashmir: PM
Umer Jamshaid 4 years ago Thu 05th January 2017 | 12:40 PM
ISLAMABAD, Jan 5 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 05th Jan, 2017 ) : Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said Kashmir cannot remain on the boil forever and India must be questioned by the international community over the continued sufferings of Kashmiri people.
"The world needs to tell India that enough is enough", the Prime Minister said at the International Parliamentary Seminar on Kashmir held here, organized by Young Parliamentarians Forum in collaboration with Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan would continue to support the struggle of Kashmiris for their right to self-determination. "The voices of Kashmiri people for their freedom cannot be silenced by the gunfires of Indian security forces," he said.
He termed Kashmir "an integral part of Pakistan's identity" and said "our hearts beat in sync with Kashmiri brethren and we rejoice in their happiness and gloom". "Supporting the just struggle of Kashmiris is an article of faith for every Pakistani," he said, adding that Pakistan would always extend moral, political and diplomatic support to Kashmiris.
The Prime Minister urged upon the international community to fulfill its 70-year-old promise with Kashmiris to implement the resolutions of Untied Nations Security Council that recognized the right of Kashmiris.
He said Kashmiri youth were writing a new chapter of freedom struggle following the killing of Burhan Wani. Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan would make sure to highlight the Kashmir issue at every international forum and mentioned that the government had recently sent parliamentarians as its envoys abroad to apprise their counterparts about the plight of Kashmiris in Indian held Kashmir.
He quoted American leader Martin Luther King Jr. as saying that "History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people".
The Prime Minister said Pakistan desired peaceful relations with all neighbours. He recalled his four-point agenda presented on United Nation General Assembly's platform that encompassed solution to the Kashmir issue.
Nawaz Sharif in September 2015 had proposed four points that included respecting 2003 understanding of ceasefire in Kashmir and at Line of Control, restraining threat of use of force, demilitarization of Kashmir and troops withdrawal from Siachen.