LAHORE: (APP) Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Friday strongly condemned Indian atrocities and brutalities in occupied Kashmir and said that solution of Kashmir issue was essential for a durable peace in South Asia.
He said that solution of Kashmir problem in the light of UN resolutions and aspirations of Kashmiri people was the need of the hour, says a handout.
He said that India was using pellet guns and other tactics to suppress freedom movement in Kashmir and Indian army had unleashed an era of cruelty and oppression against Kashmiri people. He said that India, which claims to be a secular country, was violating all human rights in occupied Kashmir.
The Chief Minister further said that India had been trying to suppress the just struggle of Kashmiri people through atrocities for a number of decades. He said that martyrdom of Burhan Wani had proved that desire for freedom was in the blood of Kashmiri people and they could not be denied their right to self-determination any longer.
Shehbaz Sharif stressed upon world community to take notice of cruelties and brutalities against unarmed Kashmiri people. He said that people of Pakistan express their complete solidarity with their Kashmiri brethren and would continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of occupied Kashmir.