“Despite the Pathankot Air-base attack, Indian and Pakistan uphold bilateral ties,” said Maulana Fazal ur Rehman—a renowned Pakistani cleric and political leader—during a media briefing in Muzaffarabad on Thursday, a day before Pakistan’s official ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’.
Pakistan observes the day on Feb. 5, every year since a 1992.
Rehman, also chair of Pakistan’s Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir, visited Muzaffarabad—the capital city of Pakistan administered Kashmir—a day after the firebrand cleric and chief of Jamaat u Dawa, Hafiz Saeed warned India for more Pathankot-style attacks.
“I am not here to talk about who claimed the responsibility of Pathankot attack,” Rehman replied a question adding that it is not our mandate and Foreign Office can better reply such queries.
Rehman, who earlier met with top leadership on Pakistan administered Kashmir, said that Pakistan would continue fighting the case of Kashmiris at each forum unless Kashmir issue was settled in line with the wishes of the people of Jammu & Kashmir.
He also claimed the UN’s support for Pakistani stance on Kashmir.
He reiterated that Pakistan would continue full moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of Jammu & Kashmir in their just and principled struggle for the achievement of their legitimate right to self determination.
He urged the world powers to come forward and play their vital role in resolving the lingering issue of Kashmir.
He also urged UN to probe an investigation for the issue of massive graves of people killed by Indian army during genocide.
Moulana Fazal ur Rehman said that hearts of Pakistanis and the people of Jammu & Kashmir beat in unison. He resolved that entire Pakistani nation stands united with their Kashmiri brethren all the time.
The Moulana extended gratitude to the entire political leadership of Pakistan for adopting unanimous stance on the Kashmir issue.