Pakistan will never leave Kashmir, says Dr Arif Alvi


Islamabad: We will never leave our Kashmiri brothers alone whatever the circumstances, said President of Pakistan Arif Alvi on Wednesday as the nation marked Independence Day.

Speaking at a ceremony in connection with the celebrations at Convention Center Islamabad,, he said Pakistan does not accept Indian measures which violated Simla Agreement, referring to New Delhi’s revocation of Kashmir’s special status.

“Pakistan fully supports Kashmiris’ right to self determination,” he said, adding that Pakistan has always supported Kashmiris and will continue to stand by them.

Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mehmood Hayat, federal ministers, foreign diplomats, top civil and military officials were present at the ceremony.

He said India has long been violating Cease Fire Agreement which are a threat to peace in South Asia.

“We do not want war, but if it was imposed on us, the entire world will feel its effects.

Dr Arfi Alvi asked the OIC to form a commission to probe the human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir.

He also urged people of Pakistan to continue their social media campaign in favour of Kashmir.

Earlier, The president hoisted the national flag at the ceremony after which the national anthem was played.

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