| Updated at: 2047 PST, Friday, February 04, 2011|
ISLAMABAD: Dr. Fehmida Mirza, Speaker National Assembly said that the peaceful settlement of Kashmir issue in accordance with the aspirations of Kashmiri people was imperative for the peace and development of the region.
"Pakistan would extend its unwavering moral, political and diplomatic support to the just struggle of the Kashmiri people for their unalienable right of self determination, as enshrined in the UN Charter and relevant UN resolutions", she said this in her message on the eve of Kashmir Solidarity Day being commemorated on February 5 (Saturday).
Madam Speaker said that this day serves as an opportunity to recognize the countless sacrifices of the brave people of Kashmir who have remained resolute and steadfast against the oppression, spreading more than six decades.
She said 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 Kashmir.
She assured the Kashmiri People, of Pakistan's continued moral, political and diplomatic support at all regional and international forums till realization of their objective.
She said that Kashmir issue was included for the first time in the agenda of extra-ordinary meeting of Speakers and Presiding Officers of Islamic Countries held in Abu Dhabi with efforts of Pakistan's Parliamentary delegation.
She said that it is an important diplomatic success and hope that it will give a new strength to struggle of right of self-determination of Kashmiri people.
She called upon the United Nations and International Community to playtheir due role in bringing and end to the repression, violence and human rights violations being committed against the people of Kashmir.
Dr. Fehmida Mirza called an end to the human rights violations in theoccupied Kashmir.
She also urged for association of Kashmiri people in the dialogue process so that the dispute comes to its peaceful settlement in accordance with due aspirations and wishes of Kashmiri people.