NSC urges India to come forth and resolve long-standing Kashmir issue

The National Security Committee while strongly condemning Indian atrocities in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, reiterated that Pakistan is ready to defend itself against any misadventure or aggression by the neighbouring country.

Prime Minister Imran Khan, who chaired the NSC meeting in Islamabad, reaffirmed Pakistan’s resolve that any Indian misadventure or aggression would be responded with full support of the nation.

He said Pakistan would always stand by Kashmiris and would not be deterred from its just stance based on the UN Security Council resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

The Prime Minister invited attention of the world leaders and international bodies towards irresponsible, unilateral and irrational behaviour of the Indian leadership.

The meeting discussed the Indian actions contributing to the fast deteriorating situation in occupied Kashmir and along the Line of Control.

The forum noted with concern India’s destabilising efforts through dubious means.

The national security body observed that the recent build-up of Indian forces and their brutal use against an unarmed population in the occupied valley is adding fuel to fire.

The body strongly condemned such Indian strategy at the time when Pakistan and the international community are focused on resolving the Afghan conflict. The meeting resolved that Pakistan will continue to provide all-out diplomatic, moral and political support to the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir in their indigenous struggle to get justice and their right to self-determination in line with UN Security Council resolutions.

The Committee reiterated that Kashmir is a longstanding unresolved international dispute which needs peaceful resolution, urging India to come forth to resolve the issue in accordance with the aspirations of Kashmiri people.