Kashmir freedom struggle has reached a crucial turning point: FM

Muzaffarabad: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi Monday said the freedom struggle of Kashmiris has reached a crucial turning point.

Addressing a news conference in Muzaffarabad today, he said Prime Minister Imran Khan in his wider

outreach efforts contacted world leaders including those of Turkey, Iran, and Indonesia to apprise them of

unilateral step taken by India to change the status of Occupied Kashmir, and the fear of further persecution of Kashmiris.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Pakistan stands shoulder to shoulder with Kashmiri brethren.

He said the Kashmir issue has been recognized as disputed at the international level.

The Minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Muzaffarabad on Wednesday on the occasion of

Independence Day where he will address AJK legislative assembly to express solidarity with Kashmiris.

Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Kashmir is a common cause and it should be above politics and other interests.

The Minister said the national political leadership is united over the issue of Kashmir.

He said if India tries any misadventure, Pakistan reserves the right to defend itself.

He said India has imposed a complete clamp down on media freedoms and access to information in the held


The Minister said the real agenda of India is to change the demographic composition of Occupied Kashmir.

He called upon media to exercise responsible reporting to show the world that there is no disagreement on Kashmir policy.