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Pakistan prime minister dedicates Eid to 'sacrifices' of Kashmiris

'Pakistan would continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support for Kashmiris in their just struggle for right to self-determination,' Nawaz Sharif said. Photograph: (Getty)

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 13, 2016, 11.15 AM (IST)
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday dedicated today’s Eid-ul-Adha to the “supreme sacrifices” of Kashmiris.

“We cannot ignore sacrifices of Kashmiris. They will succeed through their sacrifices. We dedicate this Eid to the supreme sacrifices of Kashmiri people and we will continue doing so till the Kashmir issue is not resolved according to their (Kashmiri people) wishes,” PTI reported Sharif as saying.

He said that this was the third generation of Kashmiris sacrificing for freedom from India. 

The country’s president, Mamnoon Hussain, too said that Pakistan must remember “our Kashmiri brothers and sisters affected by terrorism”.

He said that it was not long before Kashmiri people would reap the “dividends of their supreme struggle”.

Jammat-ud-Dawah chief and Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed also prayed for the "success of Kashmiris fighting against Indian forces."

He urged the Nawaz government to take a strong stand on the issue help Kashmiris.

India and Pakistan have been engaged in a verbal battle over the situation in Kashmir ever since the recent unrest broke out in the Valley following the killing of Hizbul Commander Burhan Wani by security forces on July 8.

Sharif had earlier called for investigations into the "atrocities" committed by Indian forces, and an inquiry into the killing of Wani and implementation of UN resolutions.

(WION with inputs from agencies)
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