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Support of the Kashmiris for the Right of Self-Determination will continue: Fazlur Rahman

Islamabad, January 04, 2013 (PPI-OT): Chairman of the Special Committee of the Parliament on Kashmir Maulana Fazlur Rahman has said that Pakistan would continue its support for the right to self-determination of Kashmiris. He said that the United Nations accepted this right of Kashmiris in its resolution on Kashmir dated January 5, 1949, calling upon India and Pakistan to hold plebiscite in the State of Jammu and Kashmir to determine the aspirations of the Kashmiris.

He said, both Pakistan and India accepted this resolution and promised to the world community to give this right to Kashmiris in a plebiscite. However, India knows that Kashmiris will not give decision in its favour, because it has occupied the state against their wishes. Therefore, it is delaying the plebiscite on one pretext or the other.

The Chairman Kashmir Committee said that besides the United Nations, other international bodies, such as the Non-Aligned Movement and others have also accepted the right of self-determination as the fundamental right of the nations. Struggle for this right has been declared a genuine struggle and not terrorism. He said, Pakistan honours the resolutions of U.N. and take it as a duty to implement them. The struggle of the Kashmiris for the right to self-determination is genuine, because this is their fundamental, right. Therefore, it cannot be dubbed as terrorism.

Maulana Fazlur Rahman observed that Pakistan desired to have good and peaceful relations with it neighbours. Therefore, we are having a dialogue with India, but it does not mean that we are ignoring the Kashmir cause, or we will leave the Kashmir in the lurch. Pakistan will continue its support for the Kashmiris, he said.

For more information, contact:
Karamat Hussain Niazi
Secretary
National Assembly of Pakistan
Parliament House, Islamabad
Tel: +9251 922 1082 -83
Fax: +9251 922 1106

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