Srinagar, February 08, 2015 (PPI-OT): Pakistani envoy, Manzoor-ul-Haq at a seminar urged the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the UN General Assembly, and the international community to play role in redressing the plight of the hapless Kashmiris.
The seminar was held at the Pakistan Embassy and was attended by prominent members of the Pakistani community, Kashmiris and the Saudi elite. Prince Abdullah bin Sultan bin Nasser bin Abdul Aziz was the chief guest on the occasion.
In their separate speeches delivered on the occasion, a panel of speakers stressed a just and peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute on the basis of the UN resolutions. A resolution was passed that called for the immediate need to restore peace in the occupied territory.
The resolution called for the right to self-determination for Kashmiris, which is a revered principle of international law. “But even after more than 67 years, this right is being denied to Kashmiris despite the fact that it was promised to them by UN in its numerous resolutions,” said the resolution.
The envoy in his presidential speech appreciated the spirit of the Pakistani community toward the Kashmir dispute and said that they would achieve their goal soon. Pakistan would continue its support to the Kashmiris in getting their right to self-determination, he added.
Ahmed Bakhsh, a journalist, in his speech said the new Indian government is trying to change the demographic status of Kashmir by settling non-state subject and cancelling the special status of Kashmir from the Indian Constitution for a complete merger of Kashmir with India.
Omer Zahoor, a young student, praised the Pakistani community’s support for the Kashmiri cause and praised the Pakistani government commitment to the Kashmir dispute.
The event was also addressed by Abdul Basit, Asghar Qureshi, Akram Khalid Rana, Abdul Qayyum Malik, Chaudhry Ashiq Hussain and Faisal Alvi. At the end, the resolution was presented by Atiq Ahmed Raz expressing solidarity with Kashmiris. A photo exhibition featuring the bloodshed in Kashmir and the atrocities committed by Indian soldiers was also organized on the sidelines of the seminar.
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