LAHORE - Pakistan will not leave Kashmiris alone in their struggle for freedom and will continue to provide them moral, diplomatic and political support to get their just right to self determination, Punjab Governor Rafiq Rajwana said yesterday.

“The people of Pakistan fully support Kashmiris’ plebiscite right, and the whole world knows that the indigenous struggle of Kashmiris is for their emancipation from the Indian slavery through the same,” the governor said while speaking at a seminar organised by Pakistan National Forums on the subject ‘Kashmir problem and its solution’ yesterday.

PNF chairman Col (r) Ikramullah, former speaker National Assembly Fakhar Imam, former governor Shahid Hamid, former law minister SM Zafar, and Lahore Bishop Alexander John Malik also spoke on the occasion.

Rajwana condemned the killing of innocent Kashmiris at the hand of the Indian forces in the Held Kashmir. “Pakistani government considers their pains as its own. We salute Kashmiri youth who are laying down their lives for freedom from Indian occupation forces,” he added.

The governor further said that the way Indian army was trying to crush the freedom movement of Kashmiris through use of brutal force finds no example in the civilised world. The human rights organizations across the world have serious concerns over the blatant violation of the rights of Kashmiris, he said while stressing that the regional peace would remain a remote possibility if the world did not turn to find a solution to Kashmir issue as per the aspirations of its people, the Kashmiri.

“It is up to the world to reflect whether it can earn peace on the globe ignoring atrocities on the people of Kashmir by the Indian forces and without resolving Kashmir issue,” Rajawana stated. He also demanded the UN to play role to stop India from perpetrating the inhuman activities and worst kind of atrocities on Kashmiris and bid to suppress their voice for the just cause.

The other speakers presented various proposals for resolving Kashmir. They also laid emphasis on the convergence of all civil rights bodies on a single platform to present a forceful voice for the right to self determination of Kashmiris.