ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday said Prime Minister Imran Khan was discussing the issue of the Indian parliament’s repealing special status of Kashmir with leaders of different countries.
“We expect that the joint parliament session would send a united stance on Kashmir issue,” Firdous Ashiq Awan said while addressing media in Islamabad during a break of the parliamentary session. She said the government was trying to raise voice against the Indian move at every forum.
Addressing a concern of the opposition that Article 370 should have been mentioned in the resolution, she said we respect their sentiments.
The minister said the nation was not divided on the Kashmir conflict and the joint parliament had to categorically condemn India’s abhorable move of revoking Article 370.
She said the government would take the parliament into confidence and the resolution would reflect the parliament’s feelings. She said Pakistan will continue Kashmir’s diplomatic, moral and political assistance. She said Kashmir was the jugular vein of Pakistan.
Prime Minister Imran Khan, as part of outreach to world leaders on the recent developments in Indian Occupied Kashmir, called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday.
The prime minister said that India’s illegal actions to modify the special status of the Indian Occupied Kashmir would have serious implications for the regional peace and security.
He reiterated that Pakistan would continue its diplomatic, moral and political to the just cause of Kashmiri struggle for their right to self-determination, as enshrined in the United Nations Security Council resolutions.
President Erdogan shared the concerns on the developing situation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir and assured of Turkey’s steadfast support in this regard.