Pakistan to continue to support Kashmir cause; PM

LAHORE, July 13 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said the government and people of Pakistan respect the sentiments of their Kashmiri brethren and will continue to support the Kashmir cause at every internationally fora.

He was talking to Chairman Special Committee of the Parliament on Kashmir and President JUI-F Maulana Fazlur Rehman who called on the Prime Minister here at Raiwind.

Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman inquired about the health of the Prime Minister after the surgery and extended his best wishes for his early recovery.

A statement from the PM’s Camp Office said matters of national significance were discussed during the meeting.

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Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman apprised the Prime Minister on his recent talks with the Kashmiri leadership over the human rights violations by Indian military and paramilitary forces in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Prime Minister said the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute was only possible through realisation of the right to self determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, according to the UNSC resolutions, by holding a fair and impartial plebiscite under the United Nations.

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

The Prime Minister said that the voice and struggle of the people of Indian occupied Kashmir cannot be suppressed through use of brutal force and human rights abuses.

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Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman 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 was attended by Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Minister for Interior Ch. Nisar Ali Khan and Minister for Housing Akram Khan Durrani.