Press Release

LCCI expresses solidarity with Kashmir

Kashmir is the jugular vein of Pakistan and the business community will not leave Kashmiri brothers and sisters in Indian occupied Kashmir alone and will continue to support their struggle for freedom.

LCCI President Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, Senior Vice President Ali Hussam Asghar and Vice President Mian Zahid Jawaid Ahmad said that the business community puts its weight behind the Kashmiris independence struggle from Indian occupation in Indian Held Kashmir and announces full support for their cause.

They said that the entire Jammu Kashmir state has been turned into a jail by India that is on the verge of serious human crisis.

They urged upon the world media to highlight the Indian massacre of Kashmiri men, women and children. They said thousands of Kashmiri children have been killed, wounded and blinded by pellet guns and then their eyeballs are gouged by Indian Army. They warned that if the world especially the Muslim countries did not come forward immediately to stop Muslim genocide in Kashmir, it would become the greatest human tragedy.

They said that Kashmir has been under the longest martial law in history and now its citizens are under a violent siege. But India should know that 220 million people and volunteers were standing shoulder to shoulder with the Pakistan Army in support of Kashmir.

They said that the business community has serious concern on the alarming situation in Kashmir. Barbaric killing of innocent people in occupied Kashmir is not acceptable for the business community of Pakistan and it is standing shoulder to shoulder with Kashmiri brothers.

They said that the use of forces and ammunition against innocent civilians is a blatant violation of the right to life, right to freedom of expression and opinion, right to peaceful protest, right to peaceful assembly and other rights.

They said that the irresponsible act of Indian government is ringing the alarm bells for prospects of peace and tranquility in otherwise volatile regions. The growing tension, caused by Indian provocative policy, is not a good sign as confrontation between two nuclear powers could lead mass destruction.

They said that occupied Kashmir is a longstanding dispute between Pakistan and India which has not only created tension and instability in the region but also a big threat to international peace and India is violating human rights in Kashmir and busy killing innocent people.