ISLAMABAD, Oct 3 (APP): Minister for Defence Khawaja
Muhammad Asif Monday said India attempted to divert world
attention from Kashmir issue by staging Uri attack and false claim of surgical strikes against Pakistan.

Speaking in a TV programme he said there were differences
of opinion in India regarding Uri attack as they failed to prove anything against Pakistan.

He said India had been violating human rights in Occupied
Kashmir and its atrocities on innocent Kashmiri people were

The minister said freedom movement by the Kashmiri people
got momentum after the martyrdom of Burhan Wani.

He said India could not handle the situation after Wani’s
martyrdom and now escalating tensions with Pakistan to divert the attention of international community.

Khawaja Asif said the government would stand by its
commitment of supporting the indigenous movement of Kahsmiri people for their right to self determination.

He said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif forcefully
pleaded Kashmir issue in his address at the United Nations.

The minister said all political parties enthusiastically
participated in meeting called by the government and discussed Kashmir issue and Pakistan India tension at the LoC.

The government took all political parties on board on the
issue and voiced resolve to defend homeland with unity.