Pakistani nation stands united on Kashmir issue: PM Khaqan

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Tribal leader Mohammad Aslam Dargarwal led the rally in Pashin and said that the Pakistani and Kashmiris were constantly standing together on the lingering issue of Kashmir which was a threat for peace in the region.

He said brutal force and propaganda cannot gag the voice of freedom, nor it can alter Pakistan's resolute and principled stance on Kashmir.

He said the Kashmir Solidarity Day reflected a spirit of unity among all the ranks and files of the nation and the legitimate struggle of Kashmiris. "We welcome the worldwide monitoring teams to our centres".

He said this in his message at the eve of Kashmir Solidarity Day to be commemorated across Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir on February 5 to express solidarity with the Kashmiri brethren, said a press release.

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In his message, President Mamnoon Hussain said, "Pakistan reiterates its unwavering political, moral and diplomatic support to the people of occupied Kashmir in their struggle for self-determination right in accordance with United Nations resolutions". By condemning the genocide of Kashmiris committed by Indian Occupation forces, the participants also paid great tribute to the fearless people of the valley.

Speakers pointed out large-scale human rights violations are being committed by these occupation forces and deployment of 800,000 Indian troops in Kashmir is a proof of occupation.

Pakistan's prime minister has pledged his government's continued support for the struggle of the people of Kashmir, saying the residents of the divided Himalayan region have rendered great sacrifices in their fight for freedom, which can not be suppressed. He added that Pakistan is a voice of the oppressed Kashmiris and will continue to stand with the Kashmiri brethren through every thick and thin.