Iraq expresses support to Pakistan on Kashmir dispute

Islamabad, July 23 (KMS): Leader of Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Sheikh Dr Hamam Hamoudi has said that Iraq strongly supports Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir dispute and it should be resolved according to aspirations of Kashmiri people in the light of UN Security Council resolutions.

Dr Hamoudi expressed these views during his separate meetings in Islamabad with Chairman Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir, Syed Fakhar Imam, Chairman National Assembly Standing Committee Foreign Affairs, Malik Ehsanullah Tiwana, and leadership of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter.

Dr Hamam Hamoudi said the international community should influence India to stop atrocities in occupied Kashmir and ensure the provision of right to self-determination to the Kashmiris as promised by the world body. He said Kashmir and Palestine are oldest unresolved issues on the agenda of United Nations and the global forum should play its due role in their resolution. He strongly condemned the use of pallet guns by Indian troops against unarmed people of occupied Kashmir. He said Pakistan should highlight these atrocities and human rights violations by the Indian forces’ personnel at every international forum.

Leader of Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq said peace in the region is very imperative for development, prosperity and stability and Pakistan and India should hold dialogue to resolve these issues. He said Iraq also appreciates Pakistan’s full support on Palestine issue. He said that Iraq wants to benefit from the huge experience of Pakistan in counter-terrorism.

In his remarks, Chairman of Kashmir Committee Syed Fakhar Imam said that Pakistan welcomes the Iraqi support to Pakistan on the Kashmir dispute. He said Pakistan is highlighting the core issue on international forums with proofs of human rights violations.

Chairman of National Assembly Standing Committee Foreign Affairs, Malik Ehsanullah Tiwana, also appreciated the Iraqi stance on Kashmir issue and expressed hope that Iraq would also highlight the core issue on world forums.

Earlier, a delegation of All Parties Hurriyat Conference AJK chapter led by Syed Abdullah Gilani briefed the Iraqi delegation about the prevailing situation of occupied Kashmir.

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