PM Shehbaz slams Indian ban on Eid prayer gatherings in Occupied Kashmir

From President Alvi, services chiefs, CMs to politicians, prime minister phones bigwigs to extend Eid greetings

By: News Desk
Published: 12:16 PM, 4 May, 2022
PM Shehbaz slams Indian ban on Eid prayer gatherings in Occupied Kashmir
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has slammed India for banning Eid prayer gatherings in Occupied Kashmir, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The prime minister made the remarks during his series of calls to president, services chiefs, politicians, chief ministers and AJK prime minister on Wednesday to extend Eid greetings.

In his call to Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Tanvir Ilyas, Shehbaz Sharif vows to continue Pakistan’s political, moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris until they get their right to self-determination. He also assured all-out support to the AJK government.

Shehbaz Sharif also rang up President Arif Alvi, former president Asif Ali Zardari, PPP Chairman and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, PML-Q leader Chaudhry Salik Hussain, JUI chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and chief ministers of Sindh, KP and Balochistan to convey Eid greetings.

A day after his similar telephonic conversations with the Muslim world leaders, the prime minister communicated with the local leadership and exchanged Eid greetings besides discussing the country’s political situation.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also dialed up services chiefs including Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza, Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Naval Chief Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi and Air Chief Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar Sindhu and extended Eid greetings.

The prime minister telephoned Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Tanvir Ilyas and conveyed greetings to the people of the territory.

Moreover, he also condemned the ban on Eid prayer congregations in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to continue extending political, moral and diplomatic support till the Kashmiri people got their right to self-determination.

He also interacted with the chief ministers of Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan as well as the acting governor of Balochistan. However, he could not converse with the Balochistan chief minister as he was abroad.

The prime minister telephoned ex-President Asif Ali Zardari and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and extended Eid greeting. They thanked the prime minister for the telephone and reciprocated the Eid greetings.

Prime Minister Sharif also phoned the PDM chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman who congratulated him on his successful visits of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

In his conversation with Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Sirajul Haq, the prime minister exchanged Eid greetings and discussed the country’s political situation.

Shehbaz Sharif also telephonically interacted with Communications Minister Maulana Asad Mahmood, Mohsin Dawar, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Sardar Akhtar Mengal, Allama Sajid Mir, Khalid Magsi, Mahmood Khan Achakzai, Ali Nawaz Shah, Shahzain Bugti, Aslam Bhotani and Chaudhry Salik Hussain.

The prime minister inquired from Chaudhry Salik about the health condition of Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and expressed good wishes for his early recovery.

Reporter Umar Aslam