ISLAMABADPrime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has reiterated full support of the government and people of Pakistan to the just and legitimate right of the Kashmiri people for the peaceful resolution of the issue in line with their aspirations.
The Prime Minister was addressing joint session of AJK Legislative Assembly and Kashmir Council on the Kashmir Solidarity Day.
He said all the illegitimate use of force by the occupation forces in Kashmir had miserably failed to suppress indigenous freedom struggle. About 207 million Pakistanis supported their Kashmiri brethren in their struggle.
The Prime Minister said there might be differences among the political leaders but on the Kashmir issue, all the leadership was united and there were no two opinions.
He said the issue will remain alive till its peaceful resolution as per the aspirations of the Kashmiri people and the UN resolutions.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi underscored the need to involve the Pakistani and Kashmir diaspora to further highlight the Kashmir issue and the gross human rights violations committed by the Indian occupation forces.
The Prime Minister, referring to the AJK Assembly and Council, said the house had been a seat of unanimity among different Kashmiri leaders, who lent unequivocal support to the people in the Indian Occupied Kashmir .
He said the Kashmir Solidarity Day reflects a spirit of unity among all the ranks and files of the nation and the legitimate struggle of Kashmiris.
He reiterated that the government of Pakistan and its people will continue their political, diplomatic and moral support to the Kashmiris people struggling for their right to self-determination.
The prime minister said the federal government will extend all possible support for the development of the AJK. The development budget for the AJK had been doubled.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said various dormant projects like Neelum-Jhelum power plant are being completed with the active support of the federal government. He said the construction of Mansehra-Mirpur-Muzaffarabad road under CPEC will enhance connectivity and spur progress and development in the AJK.
The Prime Minister lauded the role of Pakistan Army in its success against the war on terror. Pakistan fought the biggest war on terror in the world with immense sacrifices and succeeded whereas the world had failed.AFP/APP