LAHORE, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 20th july,2016) : Kashmir is the jugular vein of Pakistan and solution to the region's problems is connected with the resolution of the Kashmir issue. This was stated by Pakistan Movement worker, Vice President of Pakistan Muslim League-Functional (PML-F), Col (R) Raja Sultan Zahoor Akhtar Kiani. Talking to APP here on Wednesday, he said that Indian atrocities were intensifying the Kashmiris' freedom struggle.
Condemning extrajudicial killings of innocent Kashmiris by India, Kiani said that the United Nations, as the custodian body, had a greater role to play in ensuring justice and promoting peace around the globe. The time has come to settle the long-standing dispute of Kashmir on humanitarian basis, he said. "Negotiations cannot continue until the people of Kashmir get their right to self-determination," Kiani added. To a question, he said that India could not suppress the movement of Kashmiri people with force, adding that Kashmir is a core issue between Pakistan and India and the two countries should aettle the matter in a peaceful manner.
The veteran politician said that there was a dire need to initiate a serious dialogue over the issue at the earliest. Pakistan would continue raising the issue at all international fora and it had expedited its diplomatic efforts to apprise the world of the ongoing atrocities against Kashmiris in the Indian-held Kashmir (IHK), he added. Sultan Zahoor said that Zarb-e-Azb operation would continue till elimination of the last terrorist.