The Resolution of Kashmir
27 October 2015
“The people of Jammu and Kashmir are waiting for fulfilment of promises made by the international community through UN Security Council Resolutions of April 1948, June 1948, March 1950, March 1951, January 1957 and the Resolutions of UNCIP of August 1948 and January 1949 that the final disposition of the State of Jammu and Kashmir would be made in accordance with the will of the people expressed through the democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite conducted under the auspices of the United Nations.”, the High Commissioner of Pakistan in South Africa H.E. Mr. Najm us Saqib stated, adding that “the Prime Minister’s peace initiative is in line with his vision of a friendly neighbourhood that he enunciated immediately after taking office, two years ago.” He was addressing people from all walks of life gathered at the High Commission to commemorate the Kashmir Black Day in Pretoria today.
Speaking as the Chief Guest, the High Commissioner also reminded the world that Kashmir was one of the oldest unresolved issues on the UN agenda awaiting solution. He sincerely hoped that the international community especially the peace loving countries of Africa would continue to remain engaged on this vital issue.
The High Commissioner also briefed the gathering about the ongoing efforts of the Government of Pakistan for the affectees of yesterday’s devastating earthquake in Pakistan.
Madam Shamshad Syed, Maulana Ismail Hazarvi, Defence Advisor Brig. Zahid Malik, Commercial Secretary Qamar Zaman and others highlighted the important role of international community in helping to bring a sustainable and lasting solution to the dispute. Appreciating the active interest taken by the High Commission in highlighting the Kashmir issue, they expressed the hope that the South African community would be actively engaged on this vital subject. At the end, Maulana Akbar Hazarvi of Darul Uloom Pretoria offered prayers for a just solution of the Kashmir dispute and a bright future for the people of Kashmir.
A full house comprising intellectuals, academicians, journalists, religious scholars, Pakistan and Kashmir loving South Africans, Pakistan community members and officials of the High Commission attended a simple but dignified function, organised by the High Commission to observe the “Kashmir Black Day” in South Africa.
High Commission of Pakistan in Pretoria