Pakistan to extend full support to Kashmiris: Zardari

President Asif Ali Zardari reiterated the pledge to Kashmiris that they will have full moral, diplomatic and political support of the Pakistani government in their just struggle for right to self-determination.

In a message on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day, the President said, “I reiterate to our Kashmiri brothers and sisters our pledge that they have our full moral, diplomatic and political

support. We shall stand always with them in their just struggle.”

The President said 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.

“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 added.

He reassured Kashmiris 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.

Pakistan would continue to pursue a resolution of the Kashmir dispute based on the wishes of the Kashmiri people, he said adding, “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.”