Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the United Nations and the international community have failed to provide “the promised right to the people of Kashmir to determine their own future” on Friday.
Invoking the 1948 resolution, Khan said that “Kashmiris were promised [that] they would get the right to decide their own future as per UN Security Council resolutions”.
Khan was addressing a public gathering in Kotli district of Pakistan-administered-Kashmir on “Kashmir Solidarity Day” when he further said: “When the residents of Indian-occupied Kashmir as well as Azad Kashmir get the right to decide their future, and when the people of Kashmir will choose Pakistan InshAllah, then Pakistan will give Kashmiris the right to decide whether they want to become a part of Pakistan or remain independent.”
“Not just all of Pakistan, but the Muslim world is standing with you,” he said.
“If Muslim governments, for any reason, are not supporting you today, I can assure you the entire population of the Muslim world is standing with the people of occupied Kashmir,” he said, adding that even non-Muslims who favoured justice believed that “Kashmiris should be given their promised right”.
“I as a father want to say to you that we all know what you go through, the kind of pain you face, the kind of tyrant you are confronting,” Khan said, addressing parents in Kashmir. “Whatever strength I have, I will raise your voice at every forum. I have been doing it and will keep raising it. […] Rest assured that I will be the ambassador of Kashmir and will raise my voice for you everywhere until Kashmir gains independence.”