ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Thursday said Pakistan was going to take up the matter with the United Nations Security Council.
“India has denied Kashmiris their basic rights. It has imposed restrictions on Kashmir media and communication,” Firdous Ashiq Awan said while addressing press conference in Islamabad.
She said founder of Pakistan Muhammed Ali Jinnah had read mentality of extremist Hindus and those who had difference of opinion with Jinnah’s Two Nation Theory would have realized it now. She said the leadership of the country fully expressed solidarity with Kashmiris and sent this message to the world that Kashmir was the jugular vein of Pakistan.
“The civil and military leadership have resolved to transform this challenge into an opportunity by effectively highlighting the Kashmir issue. Pakistan has given a united stance through a unanimous parliamentary resolution condemning the Indian act,” she said.
Firdous Ashiq Awan said the decisions taken in the National Security Committee on the issue were being implemented. She said the Indian high commissioner had been asked to leave the country, and trade with India had been suspended.
She said no Indian movie would be screened in Pakistani cinema. She said a policy was being formulated to ban every sort of Indian cultural content in Pakistan.
The special assistant to the prime minister said Pakistan would utilize all options for extending support to the Kashmiris in the wake of revocation of Article 370 by India.
She said efforts were being made to highlight the issue, including consultations at the United Nations by Pakistan’s Representative Maleeha Lodhi, contact with heads of governments, and diplomatic engagements.