Islamabad (Web Desk/Agencies): President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif have reassured Pakistan's continued political, diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiris in their just struggle for right to self-determination in accordance with relevant UN Security Council resolutions.
In their separate messages in connection with Kashmiris' right to self-determination day, they regretted that the oppressed people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) have not been able to exercise their right for the last seventy-four years.
They said India continues to oppress Kashmiris to break their will for freedom with massive human rights’ abuses.
In his message President Arif Alvi said since August 5, 2019, India has been engaged in a vicious exercise of altering demographic structure of the illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir to turn Kashmiris into a minority in their own land.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, in his message, said that the purpose of commemorating the Kashmiris' right to self-determination day is to remind the global community its responsibility towards the oppressed Kashmiri people.
He urged the United Nations to honour its commitments and support the Kashmiris' struggle for self-determination.
Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and the world over are observing the Right to Self-Determination Day today (Thursday) to remind the United Nations (UN) of implementing its own resolutions on the dispute passed this day in 1949.
It was on the 5th of January 1949, when the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) passed a resolution supporting the Kashmiris' right to decide their future by themselves through UN-sponsored plebiscite.
Pakistan observes the Kashmir Solidarity Day on this day to express support for the Kashmiri brethren and remind the international community of its commitments made to the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
The day is being marked by various activities including rallies, seminars and conferences across the world to remind the UN that it must implement its relevant resolutions to settle the Kashmir dispute to save the Kashmiris from the Indian brutalities.