KARACHI: Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Khan Afridi on Friday said his grandfather was ‘Ghazi-e-Kashmir’, therefore Kashmir belonged to him.
“I always talk about Kashmir for Kashmir runs in my blood as my grandfather Sahibzada Abdul Baqi Sahib was given the title of Ghazi-e-Kashmir (conqueror of Kashmir), therefore Kashmir belongs to me and my children,” Shahid Afridi said while addressing a rally at Quaid’s Mausoleum in Karachi.
He was flanked by several Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders including Federal Minister for Water Resources Faisal Vawda and Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on this occasion.
He said the entire Pakistan from Karachi to Khyber stood with Kashmir and its people. “We all support the Pakistan Army,” he added.
The ex-cricketer lambasted the Narendra Modi-government for repealing the special status of Kashmir.
“I would like to give Modi this message that Modi and his followers call themselves an educated and democratic nation but what you did in Gujarat and what you are doing in Kashmir is not what educated and democratic people would do. Mr Modi you have tarnished India’s image across the globe by doing these acts,” he said.
Afridi also dressed the UN down for its inaction on the Kashmir issue.
“I would also like to ask the UN what kind of organization it is that whenever something happens in a Muslim country, the UN gets vanished. If the same was done in any other country, the UN would have taken up the issue,” he said.
He requested people to remember Kashmiris in their prayer.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said he would tell the world at the United Nations General Assembly session about the ongoing human rights violations in Indian occupied Kashmir.
Addressing an event held to observe the ‘Kashmir Hour’ at the Prime Minister Secretariat, Imran Khan said, “If it was not for Muslims, all the world would have united to raise voice against it. I regretfully say that when it is time for providing justice to Muslims, international organisations like the United Nations stay silent.”