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JI’s Siraj And FM Qureshi Agree to Back Kashmiris Till Freedom


ISLAMABAD– A Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) delegation led by Senator Sirajul Haq held a meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in Islamabad on Wednesday to discuss plight of Kashmiris and joint effort to support Kashmir cause.

The foreign minister briefed the JI delegation about the latest situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir and the government efforts to highlight the issue at international forums.

Both sides agreed that the struggle of the people of Kashmir to get freedom from Indian yoke had reached the crucial juncture.

Recent move of India to abrogate the special status of IOK, they viewed, played vital role to internationalize the dispute.

The JI chief made some suggestions to the government on Kashmir issue on occasion. Saying Kashmir was matter of life and death for Pakistan, Siraj asked the government to put it on its priority and expedite efforts for its solution.

Siraj also apprised the foreign minister about the efforts being made by the JI to highlight the Kashmir issue at different level. He said the JI would continue efforts to inform the world about India’s naked aggression against the besieged people of held region.

He also emphasized the need to take bold and practical steps to stop violation of human rights in the held valley. He said the entire leadership of Kashmir was thrown into jails and there was complete communication blockade in the region for 23 days. He said it was need of the hour that nation stood united to support the Kashmiris.

Qureshi thanked the JI for giving recommendations on Kashmir policy and said that the government would never leave the people of Kashmir alone in their struggle to get freedom from Indian slavery. JI head of foreign affairs Abdul Ghaffar Aziz also participated in the meeting.— PRESS RELEASE