Islamabad: President Asif Ali Zardari has said that Kashmir Solidarity Day is an occasion to pay tribute to the countless sacrifices of the valiant people of Kashmir who have remained resolute and steadfast in the face of oppression spanning more than six decades.
In his message on the occasion, he said on this day, every year we reiterate our unwavering political, moral and diplomatic support to the just struggle of our Kashmiri brethren to safeguard their fundamental rights including the right to self determination, as enshrined in the UN Charter and relevant UN resolutions.
He wished to reassure his Kashmiri brethren that Pakistan remains firmly committed to finding a just and peaceful solution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and for full respect for their fundamental rights.
The President said Pakistan would continue to pursue a resolution of the Kashmir dispute based on the wishes of the Kashmiri people. To that end, we believe that Kashmiris should be associated with the Dialogue process. We are in no doubt that ultimately, Kashmiris would be the final arbiter of their destiny.
He reiterated to the Kashmiri brothers and sisters our pledge that they have our full moral, diplomatic and political support and we shall stand always with them in their just struggle.
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