Regional peace hinges on just resolution of Kashmir issue: Sarwar


LAHORE, Feb 24: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar has expressed the hope that US President Donald Trump will take up the Kashmir issue with Indian Premier Narendra Modi during his visit and play his role to bring an end to the atrocities being committed against
Muslim in occupied Kashmir as well as India.

Talking to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) General Secretary Amir Kiyani
during a meeting at the Governor’s House here on Monday, he said
regional peace hinges on the just resolution of the Kashmir issue as per
the resolutions of the United Nations on Kashmiris’ right to
self-determination. He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had
highlighted the Kashmir issue globally as a true ambassador of Kashmiri

Ch Sarwar said Prime Minister Imran Khan had brought Kashmir issue out
of the closets to the UN Security Council, European Parliament and rest
of the global forums. He said that international media was highlighting
the Indian terrorism in occupied Kashmir, adding that all peace-loving
people were talking about Kashmir issue due to successful diplomatic
efforts of the PTI government.

Later, talking to a lawyers delegation, he said the government believed
in rule of law and transparency in all matters, adding that the PTI
government is strengthening all institutions including judiciary and
there will be no hurdle in dispensation of justice.

The governor said lawyers’ community has an eminent role in maintaining
supremacy of law and the government is fulfilling its responsibilities
regarding provision of speedy and inexpensive justice, adding that
violence and injustice could be eliminated through timely and
inexpensive justice. He said the federal and Punjab governments were
taking measures to solve problems being faced by lawyers.

“We believe in strong institutions and transparency. The government is
ensuring protection of lives and properties of minorities including
Sikhs, and they all enjoy unprecedented freedom in Pakistan.”

The Punjab governor said that the country was facing multiple challenges
since taking over the reigns; however effective measures were being
taken under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan to handle the