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  • Pakistan stands with Kashmir and will continue to do so: PM Imran

    Prime Minister Imran Khan File Photo Prime Minister Imran Khan

    Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday that the entire nation continues to stand with the people of occupied Kashmir and will do so in the future as well.

    In a video message to the nation, the Prime Minister said that the people of occupied Kashmir had been treated unjustly. He said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the pretext of improving the economic conditions of occupied Kashmir, imposed a curfew there on August 5.

    Prime Minister Imran said that Modi's move to revoke Article 370 had backfired.

    "In the recent local elections in occupied Kashmir, all parties there boycotted the election," he said.

    The prime minister said that it was important to give the message to the people of occupied Kashmir that Pakistanis stood with them.

    "I told the American president and the British prime minister, among other world leaders, of the injustices that the Indian Army is committing against the people of occupied Kashmir," he said.

    Prime Minister Imran said that more than 900,000 Indian Army troops in occupied Jammu and Kashmir were committing injustices in the disputed territory.

    He urged the Indian prime minister to hold a referendum in occupied Kashmir. Prime Minister Imran said that Pakistan would continue to support the cause of Kashmir on every forum.

    The prime minister urged people not to take up arms for the cause of Kashmir as that it what India wanted.

    "India wants a Pulwama-like incident to take place after which they will blame Pakistan and attack us," he said. "India wants to deflect the world's attention from the injustices that are happening in occupied Kashmir."

    Prime Minister Imran said that he would be much more than the ambassador for the people of Kashmir.

    "For the people of Kashmir, I will not only act as their ambassador but also as their lawyer and spokesperson," he said.

    It was on this day in 1947, Indian troops invaded Jammu and Kashmir and occupied it in a blatant violation of the Partition Plan of the subcontinent and against the Kashmiris' aspirations.

    Several programmes including rallies and seminars held throughout the country to express solidarity with the people of occupied Kashmir.

    In Azad Kashmir, rallies, demonstrations and protest gatherings were held in all small and big cities of the state under the auspices of Kashmir Liberation Cell, Huriayat and religious organisations.

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