Pakistan Embassy in Kuwait commemorates Kashmir Solidarity Day
Islamabad, February 05, 2013 (PPI-OT): To express solidarity with the people of Kashmir for their courage and continued struggle for the right of self-determination, a special ceremony was held on Tuesday, Feb 05 at Pakistan Embassy in which large number of people from Pakistani community and officials of the embassy participated.
The ceremony began with recitation from the Holy Quran. The messages of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan were read out to the participants. These messages reaffirmed Pakistan’s resolve to stand by Kashmiri brothers and sisters in their legitimate struggle against foreign occupation.
The President, in his message, said that Kashmiris have remained resolute and steadfast in the face of oppression spanning over six decades. He said Pakistan believes that the use of force, coercion and violation of basic human rights can never succeed in suppressing an indigenous struggle for a just cause.
The Prime Minister, in his message on the occasion, said that Pakistan had always supported dialogue with the government of India and initiated confidence building measures in good faith and hope that these would mitigate the suffering of the Kashmiri people and lead to the resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the wishes of the Kashmiri people.
The Ambassador Iftekhar Aziz, in his address, highlighted the significance of the Kashmir Solidarity Day and Pakistan’s efforts to secure a solution to the long-standing Kashmir dispute. He stressed upon the support of the international community especially the Muslim countries in resolving the Kashmir dispute as per UN resolutions. Pakistan was committed to extending full moral, diplomatic and political support to the Kashmiri people till the realization of their right to self-determination, he added.
A documentary film, highlighting the peaceful protests of the unarmed Kashmiris against the occupation forces was also shown to the audience. Brochures and articles related to Kashmir issue were also distributed.
The ceremony ended with collective prayers for the success of the Kashmir struggle and peace and prosperity of Pakistan.
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