Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani
on Kashmir Solidarity Day
(5 February 2012)
The Government and the people of Pakistan join their Kashmiri brothers and sisters in solemnly observing the Kashmir Solidarity Day. On this occasion, we reaffirm our complete support to the just Kashmiri cause and renew our pledge of steadfast support for the heroic struggle of the Kashmiri people for the effective realization of their fundamental and inalienable rights.
Generations after generations of the proud and patriotic people of Jammu and Kashmir have rendered innumerable sacrifices, braved adversity and carried forward the torch of liberty, freedom and justice. They have proven to the world that they will never compromise their dignity and honour nor forfeit their fundamental rights.
The peaceful struggle of the Kashmiri men, women and children in upholding basic human values and universally-recognized principles deserves respect, admiration and support of the international community.
Pakistan believes that the United Nations’ promise to the Kashmiris as contained in relevant resolutions must be fulfilled. A peaceful settlement of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, that accords fully with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people, is a sine-qua-non for peace and prosperity in this region.
The Government and the people of Pakistan will continue to extend their full moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people for the realization of their fundamental rights and legitimate aspirations.
5 February 2012