Entire Pakistani nation fully stands by Kashmiris, says FM Qureshi
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Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Monday said entire Pakistani nation including the armed forces fully stand by the Kashmiri people in their just struggle for right to self-determination.
Qureshi said the entire country was proud of its soldiers deployed at the Line of Control (LoC) and saluted their bravery.
The foreign minister made the remarks while speaking to the media at the LoC along with Defence Minister Pervez Khattak and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Security, Dr Moeed Yusuf as the country marks the first anniversary of the Indian revocation of the special status of occupied Kashmir.
Qureshi, Khattak and Yusuf will brief the media about the Indian violation on LoC, targeting civilian towns and population. The foreign minister will also visit Muzaffarabad where he will meet the political leadership of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier, while departing for the visit to LoC, Qureshi in a video message had said that Pakistan stands with Kashmiris. “Innocent Kashmiris are targeted by Indian forces every day at the LoC as New Delhi keeps violating the ceasefire pact between the two countries,” he said.
“The Kashmiri people have rejected India’s illegal's move on August 5, 2019,” he noted.
The foreign minister had added that the people of Kashmir will continue their struggle until they get their right to self-determination.
The Foreign Minister said that he is visiting the Azad Kashmir border along with the Defense Minister to express solidarity with the Kashmiri people who face the Indian atrocities and unprovoked firing on a daily basis.