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Pakistan PM Imran Khan to visit PoK, may address its legislative assembly on August 14

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 13 August 2019, 04:42 PM
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Prime Minister Imran Khan will visit Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on August 14, Pakistan’s Independence Day, and also address its legislative assembly, said Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday, days after India scrapped Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories.

Addressing the media in Muzaffarabad in the PoK where he celebrated Eid al-Adha and visited a refugee camp, Qureshi said the entire "Pakistani nation and political leadership is united on the issue of Kashmir and one voice will be sounded on August 14 in support of Kashmiris."

Qureshi asked Opposition parties to come together on Kashmir, saying the country should have a united stand on the issue. He said Pakistan has decided to take the issue of Kashmir again to the UN Security Council and China has assured to extend full support for this purpose. Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also spend Eid al-Adha in Muzaffarabad to show "solidarity" with Kashmiris

Pakistan has announced that it will observe August 14 as 'Kashmir Solidarity Day' and August 15 as 'Black Day'.

Khan on Sunday lashed out at the Narendra Modi-led government and compared the ideology of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to that of the Nazis.

“I am afraid this RSS ideology of Hindu Supremacy, like the Nazi Aryan Supremacy, will not stop in IOK [Indian-occupied Kashmir]; instead it will lead to suppression of Muslims in India & eventually lead to targeting of Pakistan,” he tweeted. “The Hindu Supremacists version of Hitler’s Lebensraum.”

First Published: Tuesday, August 13, 2019 04:42 PM
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