Nawaz Fazl

Pakistan to continue support for Kashmir cause: PM Nawaz

ISLAMABAD: Maulana Fazlur Rehman, chairman of the Special Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir, called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here on Wednesday and discussed the situation in the Indian-held Kashmir.

The Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-F (JUI-F) chief apprised the prime minister on his recent talks with the Kashmiri leadership over the human rights violations by the Indian military and paramilitary forces.

Fazl conveyed the sentiments of the Kashmiri leadership and people for Pakistan and said that the Kashmiri leadership looks towards Pakistan in difficult times.

The meeting reiterated the condemnation of the killing of Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani and many other civilians by the Indian military and paramilitary forces.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that the government and people of Pakistan respect the sentiments of their Kashmiri brethren and will continue to support the Kashmir cause at each and every forum internationally come what may.

The prime minister said that the voice and struggle of the people of Indian-held Kashmir cannot be suppressed through the use of brutal force and human rights abuses.

He said the purpose of the special cabinet meeting was to devise the way forward for supporting the leadership and the people of IHK in the wake of the rapidly deteriorating situation due to oppressive actions of Indian security forces against innocent civilians.

The prime minister stated that the resolution of the Kashmir dispute was only possible by the realisation of the right to self-determination of the people of Kashmir, as per the UN Security Council’s resolutions, through a fair and impartial plebiscite under UN auspices.

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