ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: In a historic feat, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday unveiled the new Political Map of Pakistan, which according to him, reflects the aspirations of the Pakistani nation, Dispatch News Desk (DND) news agency reported.
In a televised address, the prime minister said that the new map supports the principled stance of the people of Pakistan as well as the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir about the Kashmir issue.
The prime minister said that the new map also negates India’s occupational illegal action of August 5 last year.
Imran Khan said that the map, which has been endorsed by the Federal Cabinet is fully backed by the entire political leadership of the Country. He said that the new official map will henceforth be used in the curriculum.
In addition, he reiterated that the implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions is the only solution to the Kashmir dispute.
The prime minister said that Pakistan will continue its political and diplomatic efforts for resolution of the longstanding dispute. He hoped that we will achieve this goal one day.
Explaining main features of the new political map, the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the map clearly shows Kashmir as a disputed territory, which is required to be resolved under the UN resolutions and as per aspirations of the people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The foreign minister said that India’s illegal action of August 5 last year has totally been rejected in the map.
The minister said that it has been declared that Siachen is part of Pakistan, and we challenge India’s position on it.
Similarly, he said, India’s claim about Sir Creek has also been rejected in the map.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the map also shows that erstwhile FATA areas have become part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Qureshi further said that the new map has given a message that the Pakistani nation will continue supporting the Kashmiris for securing their inalienable right to self-determination.