Islamabad: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq has said that the Kashmir issue is not only a threat to peace and prosperity of South Asia but also to the entire world.

Peaceful settlement of Kashmir issue in accordance with the aspirations of Kashmiri people is imperative for the peace and development of the region. He said this in his message on the Kashmir Solidarity Day being commemorated on 5th February, 2014.

He said that this day serves as an opportunity to recognize the countless sacrifices of the brave people of Kashmir who have remained resolute and steadfast against the oppression, spreading more than six decades.

“Pakistan would extend its unwavering moral, political and diplomatic support to the just struggle of the Kashmiri people for their unalienable right of self determination, as enshrined in the UN Charter and relevant UN resolutions” Speaker added.

He said that the Kashmir dispute remains close to the heart of every Pakistani and the future of both Pakistan and Kashmir is linked.

Durable peace in South Asia cannot be achieved without resolution of Kashmir issue, the Speaker urged. He called upon the United Nations and International Community to play their due role in bringing an end to the repression, violence and human rights violations being committed against the people of occupied Kashmir.

Reiterating support for the Kashmiri people, the Speaker said that Pakistan will stand by Kashmiris till the realisation of their demands for a peaceful resolution of the issue and will provide diplomatic and moral support to them.

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