ISLAMABAD - Mushaal Hussein Mullick, chairperson Peace and Culture Organization and wife of JKLF Chairman Yasin Malik, has welcomed the statement of Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif that Kashmir issue is pertinent for long-term peace in the region, and that he desires for regional stability based on equality and mutual respect.

In a statement Sunday, Mushaal said that use of force and suppression of the Kashmiri people will never shake their confidence to ultimately exercise their freedom of choice promised by the international community and in accordance with the will of Kashmiri people as enshrined in the UN resolutions.

She further said that Kashmir has become a flashpoint in South Asia and posed a great threat to regional as well as the global peace. India had always used brute force to suppress the Kashmir liberation struggle.

She urged the United Nations to use their good offices to put pressure on India and provide Kashmiris the right to self-determination according to the aspirations of Kashmiri people.