ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif paid rich tributes to Burhan Wani, a freedom fighter martyred by Indian occupation forces in Kashmir on his first death anniversary.
In his statement, Nawaz Sharif professed while letting it be known that Burhan Wani is the start of a new chapter in Kashmir s struggle for freedom as his martyrdom infused a new spirit in the freedom movement.
The prime minister expressed that India can not subdue the call for freedom by using force in the occupied territories of Kashmir.
Nawaz Sharif reiterated that the struggle for freedom in Kahmir valley is indigenous and is not supported by any foreign power.
He went onto say that the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir have highlighted the issue on the international forums.
PM Nawaz was also of the opinion that martyrdom of Burhan Wani is a testimony of the fact that the people of Kashmir valley have completely rejected the Indian occupation.
The premier professed yet again that Pakistan remain shoulder to shoulder with their Kashmiri brethren and will continue their political, diplomatic and moral support in their right to self-determination.
He expressed that celebrations by the Kashmiris in the valley on the occasion of Pakistan s victory over India in ICC Champions Trophy was was a referendum.