PIAF expresses full solidarity for Kashmiri people’s struggle


The Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front (PIAF) former chairman Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, while strongly condemning illegal annexation of Occupied Kashmir by India, on Sunday expressed full solidarity and support to the valiant struggle of the Kashmiri people, resisting repression and military might with their spirit, grit and determination.
The ex-chairman urged the government and all stakeholders to formulate a coherent national strategy and national stamina to sustain that strategy, said a statement.
Irfan Iqbal Sheikh lauded Prime Minister Imran Khan’s speech on Kashmir crisis. The PM’s speech was according to the aspirations of people of Pakistan and Kashmir while the COAS statement in which he has reassured to standby Kashmir has boosted the morale of people and put rumors to the rest, he said. He said that civilian and military leaders are on the same page on Kashmir issue, people are protesting Indian move inside India, in the UK and other countries, while Black Day has sent a very positive signal.
He said India is facing unprecedented diplomatic humiliation which is a victory for Pakistan. He noted that Modi’s move has initiated the process of disintegration of a divided country while tensions with Pakistan will destroy its economy and credibility.He warned that depriving Pakistan of its shareof water will be the last mistake of Hindu radicals who have changed secular India into an extremist state.
Traders also express our appreciation to all other Parliamentarians, Civil Society, Intelligentsia, Media, Human Rights organizations, all over the world, who support the just and heroic struggle of the oppressed people of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, it further said.
The press statement condemned the illegal annexation of Occupied Kashmir by India, led by Narendera Modi and the RSS gang he represents, with the aim to change the demography of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir as part of their fascist and racist agenda.
The PIAF also passed a resolution saying: “This annexation is an attempt to undermine the United Nations Charter, International Law and relevant UN Security Council Resolutions which seek the inalienable right of self-determination for the people of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. In pursuance of his fascist and racist agenda which is inspired by Nazi Germany, since this fascist mindset and practices are similar, the regime of Narendera Modi is committing another grave crime against humanity by turning occupied Kashmir into the world’s biggest and most brutal concentration camp, with imposing curfew and it’s completed lock-down, closing of all communications, with thousands Kashmiris arrested, kidnapped, maimed or martyred or raped.”
PIAF chairman Mian Nauman Kabir also welcomed the UN Security Council meeting on Kashmir and reaffirmation by the UN Secretary General of commitment to UNSC Resolutions on Kashmir. We would also like to express appreciation of the positions taken by our friends like China, Turkey and Iran, whose Parliament has also passed a resolution in support of Kashmiri people, the chairman said.