Islamabad, Nov 9: Reiterating Pakistan's unflinching support to the Kashmir cause, Hamid Nasir Chatta, the chairman of Parliamentary Kashmir Committee has urged India to adopt a pragmatic approach regarding the settlement of lingering Kashmir dispute so that peace and stability could prevail in South Asian region.
Addressing a meeting of the committee here Thursday, Chatta said that his country would support the people of Jammu and Kashmir morally, politically and diplomatically until they achieve their inalienable right, the right of self-determination.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Information, Mohammad Ali Durrani, Religious Affairs Ijaz-ul-Haq and Health Minister Naseer Khan, Ministers of State Malik Amin Aslam and other members of the committee.
Naseer Khan regretted that following the post 9/11 scenario there has been a drastic change throughout the world as a result legitimate freedom movements have been dubbed as fanatic movements, "which is very unfortunate." He said that there is an urgent need to rectify the impression and redefine the definition of terrorism.
Referring to the unending sufferings of Kashmiri people, the minister said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir have suffered due to the special laws enforced in the state by India.
The members of Committee observed that despite the ever-increasing human rights violations inflicted upon the people of Kashmir and the imposition of draconian laws Kashmiris were fully determent to their commitment.
The members while expressing satisfaction over the committee's performance said that the Committee has been successful in highlighting the issue at international level.