LAHORE - Amir-i-Jama’at-ud-Dawa Hafiz Mohammad Saeed has said that entering into a strategic partnership with America has caused great loss to the freedom movement of Kashmir.
Talking at a seminar held at the Aiwan-i-Karkunaan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan on the Kashmir Day, Saeed said that now when NATO forces are exiting Afghanistan, the Pakistani government must call for total abolition of ‘so-called’ Indian consulates along the border of Pakistan in Afghanistan, which are in fact center of insurgency and terrorism across Pakistan. “Some agents of America, India and other enemies of Pakistan are carrying most abominable terrorist activities in Pakistan, so that Kashmir issue could be placed on the back burner”, he said.
The event was jointly organised by the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust and Pakistan Movement Workers Trust. Those who spoke at the occasion included Lt-Gen (r) Zulfikar Ali Khan, Brig (r) Farooq Hameed Khan, Mian Farooq Altaf, A Majeed and Maulana Muhammad Shafi Josh.
Besides a large attendance, Mian Habibullah, Mirza Sadiq Jaral, Begum Surayya Khurshid, Rana Muhammad Arshad, Dr MA Sufi and Ghulam Abbas Mir were among at participants.
Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust Secretary Shahid Rasheed conducted the proceedings.
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed prayed for the good health and long life of Dr Majeed Nizami who has always expressed complete solidarity with Kashmiris in their struggle for achieving their right of self-determination in accordance with the United Nation General Assembly’s resolutions.
He recited a verse from the Holy Quran which meant that “those who help establish the mode of living prescribed by Almighty, are assisted by Almighty and infidels are doomed to total annihilation.” He observed that we must stay optimistic as good times are ahead. What we need is an independent policy framed without foreign pressure.
Mian Farooq Altaf read out to the audience the message from Dr Majid Nizami to the effect that Kashmiris are fighting for freedom from India as they are staunch believers in two-nation theory. He said that Quaid-i-Azam had termed Kashmir the jugular vein of Pakistan and the Madar-i-Millat had termed it the life and soul of Pakistan adding that nothing can survive without the integral part.
He said that Pakistan is an agricultural country and that its economy depends on water. “The sources of all our rivers happen to be in Kashmir. India is building more than 60 dams on these rivers. Our agriculture will remain at the mercy of India, unless and until we liberate Kashmir from its clutches.