| GEO Pakistan|
| PM assures Kashmiris of govt’s unflinching support|
| Updated at: 1325 PST, Thursday, February 05, 2009|
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has reassured Kashmiris of the government’s unflinching support to their struggle for their right to self-determination.
“The support shall continue until their struggle is crowned with success,” the Prime Minister said in his message on the Kashmir Solidarity Day.
Prime Minister Gilani said the people of Pakistan observe Kashmir Solidarity Day every year to demonstrate their unequivocal support for the valiant struggle of Kashmiri people to achieve their legitimate right of self-determination in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions.
The prime minister said the Kashmiri people’s struggle for their right to self-determination is spread over almost six decades, adding the generations of Kashmiris have grown up under the shadow of oppression. Gilani said that on this day our hearts go out to the families of more than ninety thousand Kashmiris who sacrificed their lives in upholding the ideals of freedom and liberty.
He expressed the confidence that invaluable sacrifices of the people of Kashmir would not go in vain and that justice and freedom would eventually dawn in Kashmir.
He urged the international community to play its role in bringing an end to the repression, violence and human rights violations being committed against the people of Kashmir.