Pak PM Nawaz Sharif reiterates stand on Kashmir

| Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 17:34
First Published |
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Jammu and Kashmir, Sardar Yaqoob Khan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Independence Day speech, Balochistan, Burhan Wani, National news

Nawaz Sharif remarks came a day after Narendra Modi in his I-Day speech came out in support of "freedom" for Balochistan

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday reiterated his resolve to extend Pakistan's moral, diplomatic and political support to the "indigenous freedom struggle" in Jammu and Kashmir.
Sharif made the remarks to Sardar Yaqoob Khan, the outgoing President of the Pakistani side of Kashmir, Radio Pakistan reported.
The Prime Minister said the world needed to take stock of the latest "brutalities against unarmed innocent Kashmiri people who are heavily sacrificing for attainment of their inalienable right to freedom".
Sharif's remarks came a day after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his Independence Day speech, openly came out in support of "freedom" for Balochistan and the Kashmir governed by Pakistan.
Islamabad termed Modi's Red Fort speech a "diversionary tactic".
Foreign policy chief Sartaj Aziz said: “The contrast between the Indian Kashmir and the Azad Jammu and Kashmir could not be more stark.” 
The Kashmir Valley is witnessing weeks of unrest triggered by the July 8 killing of rebel commander Burhan Wani.
Five civilian protesters were killed in firing by security forces on Tuesday, taking the death toll to 65.
All educational institutions, shops, public transport and other businesses have remained shut since July 9, a day after Wani was killed.

Download English News App and stay updated with all Latest News.
For News in English, follow us on Google+, Twitter and on Facebook.

Add new comment

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.