Message from Mr. Mamnoon Hussain President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day, 5th February, 2014)
The observance of Kashmir Solidarity Day on 5th February every year is a reaffirmation of our moral, political and diplomatic support towards our Kashmiri brethren in their just struggle for fundamental rights including the right to self-determination as enshrined in the UN Charter and the relevant UN Resolutions.
On this day, the people of Pakistan pay tribute to the valiant struggle of our Kashmiri brothers and sisters who have rendered huge sacrifices in the quest for realizing their inalienable right of self-determination.
Despite making huge sacrifices for past over six decades, the people of Kashmir have remained steadfast and resolute. The peaceful, indigenous and widespread uprising of the Kashmiri cannot be wished away. The issue of Jammu & Kashmir till date remains an unfulfilled agenda of the United Nations and calls for reiteration of support by the International Community to the people of Kashmir in their struggle for a just cause.
Today, while paying homage to the memory of thousands of Kashmiri martyrs who have laid down their lives for a legitimate cause, we express solidarity with the Kashmiri brethren and salute their sacrifices and determination in holding high the banner of freedom to defend their dignity and honour.
I also wish to reiterate on this day that the Kashmir dispute remains close to the heart of every Pakistani. Pakistan remains firmly committed to its principled stance of Jammu and Kashmir.
February 05, 2014