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Pakistan to continue support to Kashmiris in their freedom struggle: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Friday reiterated that Pakistan would continue to extend its political, moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris in their freedom struggle.

During his telephonic conversation with Azad Jammu & Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan on Friday, he lauded the courage, commitment and determination of Kashmiri nation for achieving their internationally recognized right to self determination.

Nawaz Sharif directed the Azad Kashmir government to provide best available facilities to tourists visiting Azad Kashmir from every part of the country.

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In a recent statement, after a day when the United States State Department designated Hizbul Mujahideen’s supreme commander Syed Salahuddin as a ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT)’ and imposed sanctions on him, Spokesman for Foreign Office Nafees Zakaria said that it is unjust to designate the supporters of Kashmiri right to self-determination as terrorists.

“The 70 year old indigenous struggle of Kashmiris in the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir remains legitimate. The designation of individuals supporting the Kashmiri right to self-determination as terrorists is completely unjustified.,” said foreign office spokesperson Nafeez Zakeria.

Pakistan has urged the United Nation to take grave human rights violations perpetrated by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir.

In a statement at the 35th session of UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Pakistan said that Indian forces killed over 100 young unarmed Kashmiri protestors in recent time.

It is said the occupied Indian blinded hundreds of Kashmiris, including children, and injured over 16,000 protesters with live ammunition, pellet guns and gas shells.



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