“Kashmir Solidarity Day” in Kathmandu

   Feb 6, Today, Pakistan Embassy organized a Round Table Discussion on “Kashmir Solidarity Day”. Since Nepalis are in favor of justice and freedom, they have been supporters of Kashmir rebellion. The Pakistani embassy has invited some journalists from the capital to interact. Here's the embassy's press release:
Talk Program on Kashmir Solidarity Day
Today, Pakistan Embassy organized a Round Table Discussion on “Kashmir Solidarity
Day”, The event was attended by journalists, writers and analysts as well as human rights activists.
Messages of the President, Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister of Pakistan on Kashmir
Solidarity Day were read out.
In his message, President Arif Alvi paid tribute to the Kashmiris on their resilience in their
just struggle for the right to self-determination. More than a year-and-a-half has passed since 5 th
August 2019 when India took unilateral and illegal actions to alter the internationally recognized
disputed status of IIOJK and to change the demographic structure of the occupied territory.
President Alvi reiterated Pakistan’s full support and solidarity with its Kashmiri brothers and
sisters. The President said that Pakistan will continue to extend all-out support to the Kashmiris till
the realization of their unalienable right to self-determination.
In his message, Prime Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif reaffirmed Pakistan’s resolute
support for the Kashmiri brothers and sisters. He reiterated Pakistan’s solidarity with the Kashmiri
people until realization of their legitimate and inalienable right to self-determination, in
accordance with the United Nations Charter and relevant UN Security Council Resolutions. Prime
Minister Sharif demanded immediate lifting of the military siege and communications blockade as
well as rescinding of India’s illegal and unilateral actions in IIOJK. He called for the release of all
those arbitrarily arrested and illegally incarcerated. He also called for the immediate repeal of
draconian laws providing impunity to Indian occupation forces. He demanded access for
international human rights and humanitarian organizations, as well as the international media, so
as to investigate the grave human rights situation in the occupied territory.
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari highlighted that IIOJK had been under
continuous Indian military siege. Mr. Bhutto reaffirmed Pakistan’s strong and steadfast support to
the valiant Kashmiri people in their just struggle for human dignity and their inalienable right to
self-determination in accordance with United Nations Security Council resolutions.
Charge d’ Affaires, Umair Ali recalled the genesis of the long-festering dispute and
numerous UNSC resolutions which enshrined the promise not just from the United Nation but
from the international community to the people of Jammu and Kashmir about their right to self-
determination. The non-implementation of these resolutions had subjected several generations of
the people of IIOJK to grave injustices, sufferings and jeopardized the peace and stability of the
entire region.
Participants at the event expressed serious concern over the worsening human rights
situation in Kashmir. They expressed their hope that regional political and security situation
should improve for peace and prosperity of the region.
The event concluded with a Q&A session in which several journalists and analysts asked
questions about the history, human rights dimensions and the future of the disputed territory.
Embassy of Pakistan
06 February 2023

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