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October 27, 2017
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Pakistan to continue raising Kashmir issue: PM

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October 27, 2017

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has announced that it will continue its political, moral and diplomatic support to people of Kashmir for their right to self-determination at all international forums.

Chairing a meeting of the Kashmir Council in Islamabad on Thursday, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that Pakistan expresses solidarity with its Kashmiri brethren and “We have raised the issue of Kashmir at every forum of the world.”

He has strongly condemned the Indian brutalities in Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and urged the international community to take notice of the situation as Indian forces used pellet guns on the innocent Kashmiri people. The Prime Minister said that Pakistan expressed solidarity with its Kashmiri brethren and had always extended moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiri people. He said that Kashmir cause was a heroic struggle which would be remembered for times to come. Pakistan had raised the issue of Kashmir at every forum, he added.

The Prime Minister reiterated Pakistan’s commitment and support for the development of Kashmir. He said former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had allocated unprecedented amount of resources for the development of Kashmir. “We need to prove with our actions that we are focused on the development and welfare of the Kashmiri brethren,” the Premier remarked and directed for holding the sessions of Kashmir Council regularly. During the meeting, the Kashmir Council offered special prayers for the martyrs of the Kashmir cause. The Council members highly appreciated the prime minister for effectively presenting the Kashmir issue at United Nations General Assembly this year.

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