Message from H.E. Mr. Asif Ali Zardari, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day (05 February 2013)
The Government and people of Pakistan observe Kashmir Solidarity Day on 5th of February every year to reassure our Kashmiri brethren of our political, moral and diplomatic support towards their just cause for the right of self-determination as enshrined in the UN Charter and the relevant UN Resolutions.
On this day, we also pay tributes to the valiant struggle of our Kashmiri brethren who have been rendering huge sacrifices in the quest for realizing their inalienable right to choose their destiny by themselves.
Kashmiris have remained resolute and steadfast in the face of oppression spanning over six decades. Pakistan believes that the use of force, coercion and violation of basic human rights can never succeed in suppressing an indigenous struggle for a just cause. Their perseverance will bear fruit.
On this day, I wish to reassure my Kashmiri brethren that Pakistan remains firmly committed to finding a just and peaceful solution of the Kashmir dispute.
Today, we stand in solidarity with our Kashmiri brothers and sisters.