Pakistan appreciates Lankan support towards Kashmiri cause

6 February 2018 - 162   - 0

 High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Dr. Shahid Ahmad Hashmat said that the long lasting peace in the region can only prevail through just and fair resolution of Kashmir dispute in consonance with UNSC resolutions and recognition of the basic right of self-determination, enshrined in the UN Charter and universally acknowledged.

A media release issued by the embassy quoted Dr. Shahid Hashmat  during his address at a seminar arranged by the High Commission recently adding that he appreciated the people of Sri Lanka for their support to the just cause of Kashmiris.

The High Commissioner underlined that the ongoing political struggle for freedom of Kashmir spans over last 70 years. The Kashmiris were promised their right of self-determination by the international community but the resolution of this longstanding dispute is nowhere and Kashmiris are still facing perverse aggression. He added that owing to Kashmir dispute, the relations between Pakistan and India, two important members of SAARC, are very strained, the release quoted Dr. Hashmat as saying.

Further Dr. Shahid Hashmat emphasized that SAARC countries in particular and South Asia in general can enjoy the fruits of economic progress and development, if the political stability and peace prevails in the region. He said peace in the region will not be achieved until the resolution of this dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Jammu & Kashmir.


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