Islamabad, July 31 (KMS): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that the people of occupied Kashmir have been facing immense difficulties, pain and persecution under the continued military siege for the last one year.

Addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Friday, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that on 5th August, last year, Modi government launched demographic apartheid in occupied Kashmir and divided the territory into two union territories. He said that Indian government tried to divide the Kashmiri people through this illegal act.

The Foreign Minister reiterated the government’s resolve that the entire Pakistani nation stands by their Kashmiri brethren in their just struggle for right to self-determination.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the Prime Minister Imran Khan in his speech at the UN General Assembly awakened the world and gave a new life to the Kashmir dispute.

He said Pakistan’s political leadership is united on the Kashmir dispute and India’s attempts to jeopardize this unanimity have been frustrated.

The Minister said corona lockdown realized the world about difficulties being faced by the Kashmiri people who were in lockdown even before the outbreak of the virus.


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