Pakistan will stand with Kashmiris till final victory: Shah Mehmood Qureshi
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday reaffirmed Pakistan’s support for the Kashmiris’ struggle for independence from Indian rule and said that the country will stand by the people of the besieged valley till its final victory.
Addressing a press conference in Islamabad flanked by Information Minister Shibli Faraz and Special Assistant for National Security Moeed Yousuf, the federal minister regretted that no one other than the Kashmiris themselves knows exactly what has happened during the past one year of the brutal clampdown in the Himalayan region by Indian occupation forces.
“To date, Kashmir suffers a communication blackout and basic human rights violations,” the minister regretted.
After the coronavirus, the minister said that the world ought to understand what it feels like to live under lockdown and to endure forceful restrictions. He highlighted that Kashmiris have been enduring a “double lockdown” (the coronavirus lockdown as well as restrictions imposed by Indian occupation forces) for a year, he added.
He said that he wanted to send a message of solidarity to Kashmiris all over the world. “The Pakistani nation stood with the Kashmiris yesterday, stands with them today, and will stand with them till the final victory,” Qureshi said.