Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday chaired the meeting of parliamentary party leaders to evolve a joint response on Kashmir issue and the situation on Line of Control (LoC).

Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry briefed the participants of the meeting on the situation of human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

Here is the full text of a joint statement for the parliamentary session on Kashmir

The statement read; that the people, the government, the political parties and the armed forces of Pakistan are firmly united in supporting the Kashmiri people’s right to self-determination, as guaranteed to them by the UNSC resolutions.

It condemned the continued killings of innocent Kashmiris, which are a grave violation of human rights, and of international humanitarian laws.

The statement recognized that Indian occupation forces have killed more than 110 innocent civilians, including women and children, and blinded over 700 people by use of pellet guns in the last 87 days.

That the recent unprovoked Indian aggression and repeated ceasefire violations pose a threat to regional peace and security.

The statement deplored the continued use of draconian laws against the Kashmiris and recurring curfews in Indian occupied Kashmir which have aggravated the miseries of the local population, which are in clear violations of international human rights conventions.

It rejected the Indian government’s ridiculous claims that Kashmir is an integral part of India, when India itself took the Jammu and Kashmir dispute to the UNSC, thereby accepting it as an international dispute between two sovereign UN members.

The statement condemned India’s documented interference in Balochistan, a federating unit of sovereign Pakistan.

Further the statement condemned the attempts by India to destabilise Pakistan as substantiated by the capture and confession of serving Indian naval officer from RAW Kubashan Yadav.

The statement expressed regret over the Indian designs to scuttle all diplomatic efforts for bilateral and multilateral dialogue, including the refusal to engage constructively at the SAARC forum.

IT condemned the stated intent by India to use water as a weapon against the people, not only of Pakistan but of the region, in flagrant violations of its international treaty obligations. Any Indian attempts at unilateral revocation shall be taken as an act of aggression.

The statement rejected the ludicrous Indian claims of carrying out ‘surgical strikes; across the LoC,, as blatantly false and brazen attempts at diverting international attention away from its atrocities in IoK.

The statement appreciated the courage, valour and commitment of successive generations of Kashmiri people for their ongoing struggle for self-determination as promised to them by the international community in UN Security Council resolutions.

The statement applauded the bravery and unwavering commitment of the armed forces of Pakistan for their befitting response to Indian aggression.

The joint statement welcomed the decision of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to send a fact-finding mission to Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, and support a similar mission announced by the OIC.

Recognizing the UN Security Council’s implementation of its resolutions on self-determination for East Timor and South Sudan, the statement urged the international community, especially the P5, to take concrete steps for the implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions for the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people.

The joint statement expressed Pakistan’s continued unwavering support to provide political, moral and diplomatic support to the people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir in their just struggle for self-determination.

Recognizing the Pakistan is engaged in an unprecedented war against terrorism and violent extremism, the statement reiterated the resolve to implement the NAP in letter and spirit as agreed to in the APC.

The statement called up the prime minister to forge national unity to deal with external threats and in that spirit all current national issues be resolved so as to build democratic and parliamentary inclusion.

The statement reiterated the commitment to standing resolute and united in the face of external aggression and all threats to regional peace and security.