Pakistan to extend moral, political support to Kashmiris: president
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – President Mamnoon Hussain has said that Pakistan will continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to their Kashmiri brother in their just struggle for right to determination.
The president said that a strong, developed and a democratic Pakistan is destiny of the nation. He was addressing the nation after unfurling national flag along with Prime Minister Nasir-ul-Mulk at the central flag hoisting ceremony held at Jinnah Convention Centre in Islamabad on Tuesday.
Mamnoon Hussain underlined the need for promotion of harmony and cohesion in the society to put the country on the path of progress as envisioned by the founding fathers. He also said that Pakistan is the hope and a blessing of God Almighty for the creation of which our forefathers gave unprecedented sacrifices.
“It is our responsibility as well as of future generations to turn the country into the one dreamt by the founding fathers. To achieve the national objectives, we will have to rise above all sorts of petty differences and personal interests,” the president said.
He said that the political leaders, intellectuals and the media will also have to play their role for promotion of unity and steer the country out of current challenges faced in the areas of economy, education and others.
Mamnoon Hussain said that it is a matter of satisfaction that our young generation is laced with the spirit of patriotism and wanted to take forward this country. He said that it is also important that efforts are also made to keep our children aware of the sacrifices rendered by our forefathers for the country. He said celebrating the Independence Day with full zeal and zest is one way to educate them about our history.
Turning to outstanding Kashmir dispute, the president said Pakistan will continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to their Kashmiri brother in their just struggle for right to determination. He also urged the international community to raise their voice so that the Kashmir people could get their inalienable right.
The ceremony was attended amongst others by Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani, outgoing Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, the caretaker cabinet members, political leaders of different parties, diplomats and the services chiefs.
President Mamnoon Hussain was received by Caretaker prime Minister Nasirul mulkin the big event of the Independence ceremony.
Earlier, sirens were sounded to herald the flag-hoisting ceremony and national anthem was played. On the occasion, school children also presented national songs.