MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that he would emphatically highlight Kashmir issue at upcoming session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.
The Prime Minister gave the assurance to the leaders of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) belonging to Azad Jammu and Kashmir Chapter, in a meeting held in Muzaffarabad on Friday.
President AJK, Sardar Masood Khan and Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider were also present.
The Prime Minister said he would also take up the issue of Kashmir during his bilateral meetings with different world leaders.
The Prime Minister held the meeting with Hurriyat leaders to take them onboard before proceeding to New York where he is due to address the world leaders at the 71st UNGA session.
“Pakistan will continue to extend moral, diplomatic and political support to Kashmiris,” he said.
He said the atrocities in India Occupied Kashmir (IOK) by security forces against innocent Kashmiris had touched extremes.
“Oppression is destined to end, and truth will prevail,” he said in reference to the ongoing brutalities against Kashmiris.
He said the Kashmiris’ demand for their right to self-determination was just, which had also been acknowledged by international community.
He called upon the United Nations to fulfill its obligation in accordance with its own resolutions.
Nawaz Sharif said “The movement of Kashmiris will ultimately succeed as the history has precedents that such movements could not be suppressed with oppression.”
He said Pakistan would raise voice for the resolution of Kashmir dispute at all fora.
The APHC leaders thanked the Prime Minister for taking them into confidence before his visit to UNGA.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Minister for Kashmir Affairs Ch. Barjees Tahir and Special Assistants to Prime Minister Syed Tariq Fatemi and Dr. Asif Kirmani accompanied the Prime Minister.