ISLAMABAD   -   Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser and Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri has said that the issue of Kashmir is an unsettled agenda between India and Pakistan, and we will leave no stone unturned to fight for its independence. “We have never forgotten Kashmir and we will continue to strive for its right of self-determination,” they said. They expressed these views on the occasion of Black Day which is being observed across Pakistan to mark solidarity with Kashmiri people. On this occasion, the speaker said that incumbent government has always raised Kashmir dispute on each regional and international forum. He stressed upon the United Nations and world leaders to play its role for implementing United Nations Security Resolution on Kashmir.

The Speaker said that the oppression and brutality of the Indian government against the innocent Kashmiris has put the peace of the world and the region at stake. He said that repealing of Articles 370 and 35-A from the Constitution of India had deprived the Kashmiri people of their identity and freedom which was a violation of the promises made to Kashmiris at international level. He said that repealing of the above articles was a reflection of the hateful and oppressive policies of the Indian government.

The speaker said that entire nation was united on Kashmir issue and every Pakistani stands with its Kashmiri brothers. He said that Pakistan was fighting the case of Kashmiris on all international and regional forums through parliamentary diplomacy. He said that the Parliament of Pakistan has always stood by the Kashmiri people and has raised the issue of Kashmir in all parliamentary forums. He asked the Pakistani nation and media to participate in Black Day to show solidarity with their Kashmiri brethren. The speaker vowed to extend moral and diplomatic support to the oppressed Kashmiris and spare no effort to highlight Kashmir issue to the world. On the occasion,

Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri said, “Today reminds us of the tragic event when the Indian army forcibly occupied Kashmir.”

He said that the people of Occupied Kashmir had been suffering from the tyranny and barbarism of India for the last several decades. He urged the United Nations to take note of the ongoing atrocities in Kashmir and ensure strict implementation of its adopted resolution on Kashmir.