Pakistan reaffirms support for Kashmiri’s right to self-determination
Islamabad, April 06, 2018 (PPI-OT): Speaking at the Ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Azerbaijan today, Dr Musadik Malik, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister highlighted Pakistan’s proud defence of the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination. Noting the historic support of NAM for upholding this universal principle, he stressed that self-serving efforts by some to equate Kashmiris freedom struggle with terrorism can never deter them from pursuing their legitimate rights.
Highlighting the massive oppression and atrocities against Kashmiris by India, Dr Malik also drew attention of the meeting to the seven decades of non-implementation of UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir. Underscoring Pakistan’s unmatched strides against terrorism, the Special Assistant described these achievements as a net contribution from Pakistan to regional and international peace and security.
The Special Assistant also spoke about the wide range of global challenges, as well as the inter-linkages between peace, security and sustainable development. He underlined that durable peace can only be achieved by resolving outstanding disputes without which dividends of peace and development remain unfulfilled. Dr Malik added that Pakistan was both an advocate and practitioner of this integrated approach, as manifested in Pakistan’s policies of “peaceful neighbourhood” and “peace for development”.
Dr. Musadik Malik is leading Pakistan’s delegation to the 18th Mid-term Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Baku, Azerbaijan being held on 5-6 April 2018. NAM comprises 120 countries from across Asia, Africa and Latin America.
For more information, contact:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan