It is well established fact that nations which respect their nationalistic values and patriotic zeal remain alive in the web of history forever. Pakistan, which was created under an Islamic ideology is meant to uphold, propagate and keep projecting the basics of its religious and nationalistic norms and values. Kashmir has been a constant voice of our political, diplomatic and State vision. Pakistan firmly believes that Kashmir demographically and ideologically is meant to be an integral part of Pakistan. And at the international diplomatic front Pakistan has always been highlighting that Kashmir is an internationally acclaimed disputed territory and it needs to be resolved while keeping in view the principles of international justice and fair play.

The incumbent civil and military leadership of Pakistan has made the traditional resolve on Kashmir even more emphatic and unequivocal at international level. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif while addressing the international community during his addresses at annual sessions of General Assembly of United Nations, made it clear that Kashmir is no way on rge back burner for Pakistan. The similar stance of Kashmir resolution and integration is reiterated in statements of COAS. Gen. Raheel Sharif in which he has stressed that Kashmir is an “unfinished agenda of partition” and that its resolution is inevitable for regional and international peace.

In the wake of the recent escalation of atrocities in Indian held Kashmir, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gave a well articulated message that “Pakistan will continue its political, diplomatic and moral support for Kashmiris”. COAS urged the International community that they should play their due effective role in resolving Kashmir dispute as per UN resolutions. At the state level Pakistan commemorated “Black day” on 20 July to protest inhuman war crimes of Indian state in Indian held Kashmir. At the national level various rallies were held on Black Day to record the due protest and to show solidarity with Kashmiris. All missions and embassies were directed to observe black day and sensitised the international community towards this blatant use of force naked violation of human rights in Indian held Kashmir. Moreover, under directions of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, foreign office held briefings for Ambassadors of all key states about the devastated plight of human rights in IHK.

Such a prompt and apt reaction on the part of government testifies Pakistan’s un-wavered resolve and commitment towards the Kashmir issue. This is also a sign to hush for those so called critics who try to propagate that government’s stance on Kashmir is mere rhetoric. Recently there has been a media campaign where few disgruntled elements of media have been casting aspersions on government’s seriousness on Kashmir issue. There is no and there can never be any divide between the government and state narrative, rather it is a recorded fact that Kashmir is an issue on which even opposition parties never diverge from the state projected narrative. Efforts to minimise the government’s diplomatic, political and moral support to Kashmiris and to demonise its sincerity should be strongly condemned. Prime Minister statements reiterating international community to resolve Kashmir issue according to UN resolutions and as per wishes of Kashmiries is Pakistan’s state stance. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in clear terms acknowledged Burhan Wani as a “freedom fighter”. Pakistan’s embassies across the world observed black day and held Quran khawani events to pay homage to this freedom fighter.

Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir is in accordance with international laws and established diplomatic norms so Pakistan and India cannot be placed equal in journalistic analysis. It is always India who shirks away from path of negotiations and peaceful resolution of Kashmir at the earliest.

It is urged that instead of propagating non-existing and baseless objections media should project the true stance of Pakistan’s government, state and people and that is the just resolution of the Kashmir issue according to UN resolutions.