ISLAMABAD, Nov 24 (APP): Pakistan’s Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif as termed today Kashmir an unfinished agenda of sub-continent’s partition. He said said that Pakistan would never abandon Kashmiris in their freedom struggle.
“The world in general and India in particular should know that Pakistani nation would never abandon their Kashmiri brethren and would continue to support them in their just and UN-mandated freedom struggle, the Prime Minister said while chairing a meeting on the incident of firing at passenger bus by Indian security forces near Neelum valley.
The Prime Minister said that Pakistan had exercised maximum restraint despite the continuing ceasefire violations by Indian security forces along Line of Control (LoC).
He urged upon the international community to take note of deliberate targeting of civilians and said the intentional targeting of innocent civilians particularly children and women, ambulances and civilian transport could not be tolerated.
The Prime Minister emphasized that international community needed to play its active role in diffusing deteriorating security situation along the LoC.
The Prime Minister was briefed today on Kashmir Line of Control situation. It was attended by Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to PM on Foreign Affairs, Lt.Gen. Rizwan Akhtar, Director General Inter-Services Intelligence, Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs, Lt.Gen.(Retd) Nasser Khan Janjua, National Security Advisor.
Prime Minister was briefed particularly on unprovoked ceasefire violations on November 23 by the Indian occupation forces in Dhudnial sector.
The meeting reiterated its condemnation of the bus massacre and re-affirmed its political, diplomatic and moral support to the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir in their just and legitimate struggle for their right to self-determination in accordance with the UNSC resolutions.
The meeting paid rich tributes to country’s armed forces personnel who laid down their lives yesterday while defending their motherland.
The meeting deplored the belligerent targeting of the ambulance which was rescuing the victims of the bus attack, as a blatant violation of International Humanitarian Law.
The meeting agreed that India was deliberately trying to divert the attention of the international community from the grave human rights violations, massacres and atrocities being committed by the Indian security forces against the innocent and defenseless Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry and other senior government officials also attended the meeting.