MULTAN

Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Secretary General Liaqat Baloch lashed out at political leadership of Pakistan on Thursday, saying no leader highlighted the Kashmir issue as it deserved to be.

Addressing a seminar organised by JI in connection with Kashmir Solidarity Day here at local JI office on Thursday, he added that the Kashmiris did not accept Indian occupation despite all-out oppression and kept the liberation movement alive with their blood.

He said that 14 different formulas were presented for the resolution of Kashmir issue during Musharraf era but India refused to accept any. He asked the government to convene meeting of leaders of Islamic world and find out solution to this burning issue. Mr Baloch stressed upon the political, military and intellectual leadership of the country to get together on the same page for the sake of Kashmir. He said that this year the Kashmir Solidarity Day is going to take place while BJP is in power and Kashmiris have refused to succumb to Indian pressure.Speaking on the occasion, former speaker of National Assembly, Syed Fakhar Imam, anticipated that a time would come when India would succumb to the international pressure generated due to the resolutions of UNO on Kashmir. “They’ll have to give liberation to oppressed Kashmiris,” he added. He said that Pakistan supported USA after 9/11 and expected in return a solution to Kashmir issue but to no avail.

Former provincial minister Ch Abdul Waheed Arrain said that former governments harmed Kashmir movement for the sake of their policies. President of District Bar Association Azeem ul Haq Pirzada said that the rulers reserved Kashmir to February 5 but it was JI that kept the movement alive in Pakistan.

Meanwhile, addressing a seminar Bahauddin Zakariya University Vice ChancellorDr Tahir Ameen declared that peace in the entire South Asia is subject to the just resolution of Kashmir dispute.

The seminar was organised by the Directorate of Students Affairs in connection with Kashmir Solidarity Day here on Thursday. He added that keeping in view fast changing international situation, the chances of improvement in internal stability would increase for India if it granted plebiscite right to the Kashmiris. He said that Pakistan effectively played its role for regional stability by stressing the need for accomplishment of 1947 division formula. He was of the opinion that Pakistan’s support to the peaceful political struggle of Kashmiris was a basic requirement of ideology of Pakistan.

Speaking on this occasion, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences Dr Ayaz Rana said that Pakistani nation would not step back until Kashmir got liberated. Director Students Affairs Dr Muhammad Ashraf Khan said that Kashmir was an integral part of Pakistan. Earlier, students from different department delivered speeches on Kashmir and shed light on different aspects of Kashmir issue.