LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that bloodshed of innocent citizens in occupied Kashmir by Indian forces is highly condemnable and the just struggle of Kashmiri people cannot be suppressed with the use of force.

In his message on Black Day against Indian aggression in Occupied Kashmir, the chief minister said that India cannot stifle the spirit of independence of Kashmiris through brutal force and sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs will not go to waste.

“India is violating basic human rights by depriving Kashmiris of their right of self-determination,” Shehbaz said while saluting the brave people of Kashmir who have embraced martyrdom. “Kashmiris cannot be denied their basic right of self determination through suppressive tactics. A lasting peace cannot be ensured in the region without solution of Kashmir problem in the light of UN resolutions and the aspirations of Kashmiri people,” he added.

The CM further said that Pakistan has multidimensional relationship with Kashmir and Muslim League-N government has fully raised Kashmir issue on all forums during its every tenure. “Pakistan will continue its moral, diplomatic and political support to Kashmiri people,” he stated.

Shehbaz Sharif also urged the global powers to take notice of Indian aggression and violations of human rights in Held Jammu and Kashmir.