Text Bulletin 1300 hrs
Addressing a special federal cabinet meeting, Prime Minister says Pakistan will continue to extend moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris in their just struggle for right to self-determination.
Protest demonstrations are being held across Azad Kashmir to pay tributes to Shuhada-e Kashmir and condemn Indian state terrorism in the occupied valley.
Pakistan has strongly condemned terror attack in the French city of Nice which left 84 people dead.
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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says Pakistan will continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support Kashmiris in their just struggle for right to self-determination.
Addressing the Special Cabinet meeting in Lahore today, he said the movement of Kashmiris is a freedom movement and Indian brutalities will give impetus to the freedom struggle.
He said seven hundred thousand Indian soldiers deployed in Occupied Kashmir could not suppress the freedom movement of Kashmiris.
The Prime Minister directed all the relevant departments to highlight Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir at international fora.
He said Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani was a freedom fighter. He said Kashmiris will ultimately get their right of freedom. He said the people of Pakistan are with their Kashmiri brethren.
On the proposal of Prime Minister, the Federal Cabinet decided that Black Day will be observed on Tuesday against Indian barbarism in Kashmir.
Earlier, Foreign Secretary briefed the cabinet on latest situation in occupied Kashmir.
The Cabinet offered fateha for the departed souls of Abdul Sattar Edhi, Amjad Sabri and Shuhada-e-Kashmir.
The meeting also condemned the terrorist attacks in France, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Turkey and Indonesia.
Meanwhile, the Foreign Office Spokesman in a statement in Islamabad condemned Nice terror attack and expressed solidarity with the Government and people of France and sympathized with the bereaved families.
He said Pakistan stands in solidarity with the French people in this hour of grief.
He said Pakistan condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and stands ready to work with the international community to fight it.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has strongly condemned the terrorist attack in France in which more than eighty four people have been killed.
In a statement today, he sympathized with the bereaved families and prayed for the swift recovery of the injured in the attack.
The Prime Minister said Pakistan stands firm against every act of terror wherever it is perpetrated.
Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria says Pakistan is effectively highlighting the brutalities of Indian forces in occupied Kashmir at international fora.
In an interview today, he said Kashmir dispute will have to be resolved through UN supervised plebiscite.
The Spokesman said terming the Kashmir dispute its internal matter by India, is violation of UN resolutions on Kashmir. He said UNSC resolutions on Kashmir need to be implemented.
He pointed out that Foreign Office has already briefed the Ambassadors of P-5 countries, EU and OIC about the atrocities and worst kind of human rights violations being committed in Indian held Kashmir.
The Spokesman said Pakistani people always stand by Kashmiri people in their just struggle for right to self-determination.
In Azad Jammu and Kashmir, the day of solidarity with Kashmiri martyrs is being observed today to pay tributes to the Shuhada-e-Kashmir and condemn of Indian state terrorism in occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Demonstrations and Protest rallies are being held at all districts and tehsils of the state against the massive human rights violations by Indian forces in the held territory.
In the State capital Muzaffarabad, a big protest demonstration was held at Central Press Club.
Later a protest rally was taken out from the central Press club which marched towards the United Nations Observer Mission in Muzaffarabad.
A protest memorandum was also handed over to the Mission, demanding the World body to stop India for killing innocent Kashmiris.
Chairman of the US Armed Services Committee Senator John McCain has assured continued US support to Pakistan’s counter-terrorism efforts for peace and stability in the region.
The assurance came during his meeting with Pakistan's Ambassador to US Jalil Abbas Jilani in Washington.
Senator McCain expressed satisfaction to see progress in the region after the military operations by the Pakistan Army.
Ambassador Jilani briefed the Senator about recent developments in the region and Pakistan’s continued commitment towards peace and stability.