MUZAFFARABAD (92 News) – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that the Kashmiris are celebrating Eid under a stringent curfew.
Addressing a ceremony on Eidul Azha, he said that Pakistan has succeeded in getting power of attorney for contesting the case of Kashmiris from China. “The Kashmir dispute had been sacrificed for either trade or aid during the last three decades,” he maintained.
The foreign minister said that the government is contesting the Kashmir case at each level. “India is angry at the statement of US President Donald Trump.”
He said that India should prove how the Kashmir dispute is their internal matter. “It is the case of Kashmir, not a region.”
Earlier addressing a press conference, FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Pakistan is successfully moving forward in highlighting the Kashmir issue which has been accepted as controversial at the international level. “The struggle of Kashmiris has entered an important phase,” he said.
The minister said that Pakistan is striving to present the Kashmir issue in the United Nations Security Council. “China has expressed solidarity with Pakistan on the Kashmir issue. We should show unity ignoring political interests,” he said.
He announced that a rally will be organized in Islamabad on August 14. “Prime Minister Imran Khan met world leaders to clarify Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir,” he said.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that they had decided to review all agreements with India. “The world is watching Indian atrocities and violations of human rights. We want to keep the Kashmir issue away from politics,” he said.
He said that Kashmiris have rejected the Indian unconstitutional act.
China fully supports Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir: FM Qureshi
On August 9, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that China had clarified that the Indian move on Kashmir is unilateral and unacceptable.
Talking to the media after meeting his Chinese counterpart, he said that China has fully supported Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir. “China also supported Pakistan’s decision to take the Kashmir issue to the United Nations Security Council. It will also support Pakistan in the UNSC,” he said.
He said the Chinese side agreed that steps taken by India are unilateral that have changed the status quo and structure of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. “Wang Yi also agreed that Indian steps could jeopardize the peace and stability in the region.”
The foreign minister said that his Chinese counterpart was in concurrence that Jammu and Kashmir has been recognized as a disputed region and its resolution should also be in the light of UN resolutions.
He said Chinese side was informed that after lifting of curfew in Occupied Kashmir, a new era of atrocities could start in the territory evoking reactions.
During the meeting, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that the Kashmir issue is a dispute left from the colonial history and it should be properly and peacefully resolved based on the UN Charter, relevant UN Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreement.
He said that his country would continue to support Pakistan in safeguarding its legitimate rights and interests and uphold justice for Pakistan on the international arena. “China believes that unilateral actions that will complicate the situation should not be taken.”