KARACHI - Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Monday held a public gathering to mark the Kashmir Day where the PPP leadership expressed solidarity with the Kashmiris and their struggle.

Speaking on the occasion, PPP Sindh General Secretary Waqar Mehdi said that they would continue to raise the issues of Kashmir unless it is liberated from the Indian forces.

“It is unfortunate that the international community is silent over the atrocities being committed by India in Kashmir,” he said and adding that the PPP would however; continue to raise its voice against the injustices and atrocities on the Kashmiris.

He said that the Kashmir issue was being lingering on for 70 years and the atrocities that had been committed against Kashmiris under Modi’s government rule were unmatchable in 70 years history.

PPP Sindh Vice President Rashid Hussain Rabbani said that the prime minister of the Pakistan was reaching out to the Indian government for his personal benefits but despite of this attitude from rulers, the people of Pakistan stands with the Kashmir cause and could fight against these injustices for over 1000 years.

PPP Karachi division President Saeed Ghani paid tribute to the people who had sacrificed their lives for the struggle made to liberate Kashmir and those who had continued their struggle for over 70 years against this injustice.  “The politics of the PPP revolves around the Kashmir issue and the PPP had always raised the cause of the Kashmir at national and international forums and helped Kashmiris in conveying their message to the highest levels across the globe,” he said.

He said that the despite being a Kashmiri, the disqualified prime minister of the country Nawaz Sharif has given more importance to his business interests rather than the Kashmir issues and made efforts for extending his businesses by compromising the bloodshed by the Kashmiri people for their struggle, he said. “Money is more important for Sharif’s brothers rather than the middle class people of the country. Poor and labour class is forced to commit suicide during their tenure but they do not care as they are only busy in safeguarding the money looted from national exchequer,” he said.  Sindh Assembly Deputy Speaker Shehla Raza said that it was Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto who raised the issue of Kashmir at international forums and give limelight to it. “The demand for referendum in Kashmir was just and why a referendum could not take place in Kashmir when it could take place in Britain for Scotland,’ she said.

PPP Karachi Division General Secretary Javed Nagori, Shahida Rehmani and others also spoke during the programme.