'Will continue to raise my voice as the ambassador of Kashmir': PM Imran

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'Will continue to raise my voice as the ambassador of Kashmir': PM Imran

KOTLI (Dunya News) - Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that as the Ambassador of Kashmir, he will continue to raise his voice all over the world. He also offered Indian PM Narendra Modi to join Pakistan in resolving the Kashmir issue.

Addressing a rally to mark the Kashmir Solidarity Day with the people of Azad Jammu Kashmir and those in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), the Prime Minister thanked the citizens of Kotli and Kashmir for their warm welcome.

PM Imran Khan said Pakistan stands with the people of Kashmir for their right to self-determination and their basic human right to freedom.

He said that India could never win over the resolute Kashmiri people by using force, as the implementation of UNSC resolution guaranteeing the right to self-determination was the only solution.

“World history tells that no powerful army could ever win over a population. When a nation stands united, they defeated even the powerful armies. The US, a superpower could not win in Vietnam. No superpower could win in Afghanistan. France could not win over the population in Algeria,” he said addressing the huge gathering.

The event was attended by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Chairman of Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Shehryar Afridi, SAPM Rauf Hassan, and President of PTI’s AJK Chapter Barrister Sultan Mahmood, besides thousands of the people from across the territory.

Reiterating his commitment to raising the Kashmiri’s voice across the world, the prime minister said that instead of suppressing the Kashmir people, Narendra Modi’s Hindutva ideology, on the contrary, would destroy the Indian society.

Earlier in the day, the premier tweeted, “On #KashmirSolidarityDay, I want to reiterate that Pakistan stands united & resolute with the Kashmiris in their legitimate struggle for self-determination, which has been reaffirmed by the international community in numerous UNSC resolutions.

“Over 7 decades of Indian Occupation & oppression have failed to weaken the Kashmiri people’s resolve to struggle for their right to self-determination. Now, a younger generation of Kashmiris is taking the struggle forward with even greater resolve.

“To the Kashmiri people, my message is that your goal of self determination is not far. Pakistan will stand with you till you achieve your legitimate rights. Pakistan has always stood for peace in our region, but the onus of creating an enabling environment lies with India.

“If India demonstrates sincerity in seeking a just solution to the Kashmir issue, in accordance with UNSC resolutions, we are ready to take two steps forward for peace. But let no one mistake our desire for stability & peace as a sign of weakness.

“Rather, it is because of our strength & confidence as a nation that we are prepared to go the extra mile to ensure a just peace that fulfills the legitimate aspirations of the Kashmiri people.”