Multan: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has called on all political parties to join hands with the government to observe Yaum-e-Istehsal on August 5 marking the first anniversary of India’s illegal action of scrapping the special constitutional status of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kshmir.
Talking to journalists in Multan after offering Eid-ul-Azha prayer, he said the whole nation should unitedly raise voice against the military siege imposed by New Delhi in IIOJK a year ago after revocation of its special status and convey a message to the Kashmiris that they are not alone in their struggle for the right to self-determination.
He said Kashmiri people have been facing immense difficulties, pain and persecution under the continued military siege for the last one year.
The foreign minister said he himself would visit the Line of Control on August 3 to deliver a message that the Pakistani nation stood with the Kashmiri brethren in their just struggle for self-determination right.
He said Prime Minister Imran Khan, would address the Legislative Assembly of AJK on August 5 to further highlight the Kashmiri people’s struggle for freedom and their sufferings at the hands of Indian occupation forces. Similarly, he said President Dr Arif Alvi would lead a rally on the day while all the chief ministers would speak to their respective legislature assemblies to condemn Indian brutalities on the people of held valley to impose the so-called Hindutva ideology.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the whole world is condemning the Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party government’s move for laying the foundation of a temple at the place of Babri Mosque.