Press Release

LCCI condemns genocide, human rights violation

The Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry has strongly condemned genocide campaign, violation of human rights in held Kashmir and urged the government to powerfully raise the issue at all international forums. In a statement, the LCCI President Almas Hyder, Senior Vice President Khawaja Shahzad Nasir and Vice President Faheem-ur-Rehman Saigal said that international community should not play the role of silent spectator on the issue as violation of human rights and massacre in Kashmir by India is creating unrest in the region. They said that the issue of the Kasmir should be resolved according to the wishes of Kashmiri people.

While expressing concern over the role of International community, LCCI office-bearers said that United Nations should take notice of the Indian aggression and intervene in the matter as any irresponsibility by the Indian side could give birth to a historic human tragedy.

They said that business community has serious concern on the alarming situation in held Kashmir. They said that brutal 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 force against innocent civilians protesting peacefully over extrajudicial killings was 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.

“Irresponsible act of Indian government raising alarm bells for prospects of peace and tranquility in otherwise volatile region. 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 to kill innocent people.

The LCCI office-bearers said that “India can no longer be in denial of these facts by terming the situation as its internal matter, a position that has no standing whatsoever, in view of the internationally recognized disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir. They said that Indian security forces are trampling the fundamental freedoms of the Kashmiri people with complete impunity.

“Pakistani business community will continue to extend its moral support for realization of the right to self-determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir”, the LCCI office-bearers said. 

The LCCI office-bearers said that business community unanimous condemns the Indian aggression and demands the international community to take notice of this blantant violation of the international norms.

The LCCI office-bearers lauded the government and people of Pakistan for taking a strong stand against Indian aggression in India.