MQM Canada (GTA) attended "Kashmir Solidarity Day" meeting on special invitation of The Consulate General of Pakistan
Communication & Media Cell, MQM Canada, February 7th, 2012:

A delegation of MQM GTA chapter attended the “Kashmir Solidarity Day” dinner meeting on special invitation of The Consulate General of Pakistan at 786 Pakistani Restaurant, 1330 Gerrard Street East, Toronto on Sunday, 5thFebruary 2012 organized by The Consulate General of Pakistan in collaboration with “Ittehad-e-Pakistan Movement” and “Friends of Kashmir”. More than 400 joined the event and many had to stand during the proceedings.

The event was attended by all mainstream Pakistan political and social organizations of the Greater Toronto Area. The event was also attended by a large number of Kashmiris, and leaders of prominent Kashmiri groups.

Addressing the event spokesperson of MQM-GTA chapter elaborated the policy of MQM in support of the Kashmiri people's right to their true Self-Determination. He reiterated the message of Founder and Leader of the MQM, Altaf Hussain to the Kashmiri Community "Kashmir belongs to the people of Kashmir and MQM will continue to raise the voice of legitimate rights of Kashmiris at every forum of the world. Any solution of Kashmir against the will of Kashmiris will not be acceptable - We will continue our support to the struggle of Kashmiris, politically and morally.”

Hon. Jim Karygiannis, MP and Hon. Peter Tobban, MPP from Scarborough underlined that Canada should play its role in bringing Pakistan and India to a solution of the Kashmir issue.

In his remarks, Acting Consul General, Imran Ali stressed for resolution of the Kashmir issue according to the wishes of the Kashmiri people.

Speakers highlighted the human rights abuses against innocent Kashmiris by the Indian Security Forces and reiterated that the world community should play its role in ending these atrocities and giving them their right of self-determination.

MQM Canada appreciates the endeavours of the Pakistani Consulate on holding community meetings which are attended by all shades of political opinion and across party/organizational lines, showcasing unity in the Pakistani community of the GTA.