India’s belligerence has put regional security at stake: PM Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that India has not reciprocated Pakistan’s efforts for peace and stability rather through its machinations, New Delhi has destabilized the entire region.


In his message on Kashmir Solidarity Day being observed on Saturday, the prime minister reiterated that durable peace, security, and development in the region hinges on the peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.

The prime minister said that today, the people of Pakistan are commemorating the Kashmir Solidarity Day to reaffirm our unwavering support to the Kashmiris in their just struggle for their inalienable right to self-determination.

Imran Khan noted that the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) is an internationally recognized dispute, the resolution of which is firmly anchored in the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

The prime minister said that India has unleashed the worst form of state terrorism to break the will of the Kashmiri people and crush their legitimate struggle. He said that the whole Indian state machinery is involved in these unspeakable crimes against humanity.

Over 900,000 Indian occupation forces continue to terrorize the Kashmiris through an assault on their distinct identity and culture through illegal demographic changes and economic marginalization, he said.

The prime minister said that it is imperative that India let the Kashmiris exercise their right to self-determination through a free and impartial plebiscite under the auspices of the United Nations without further prevarication.

Imran Khan said that as an ‘Ambassador of Kashmir’, I reassure that Pakistan will continue to extend all possible support to our Kashmiri brothers and sisters.

The prime minister also urged the international community to make India accountable for its heinous crimes in IIOJK and to work towards a just and peaceful settlement of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.

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