SRINAGAR: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman, Bilalwal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday called the Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq over phone to express concern over the “abject human rights and deteriorating situation in Kashmir”.
In a statement issued here, a spokesman of the conglomerate said PPP Chairman also condemned the killings of Kashmiris by Indian forces.
“Bilawal told the Mirwaiz that for expressing solidarity with people of Kashmir, PPP would organise programmes throughout Pakistan on Friday and assured that PPP and the entire Pakistan stands with them in these difficult times,” the spokesman said.
“Bilawal promised that like his maternal grandfather, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and his mother, Benzir Bhutto, he and his party stand for the resolution of Kashmir issue as per the wishes and aspirations of the people of Kashmir in light of the United Nations resolutions,” he added.
“The sacrifices of the people of Kashmir are recorded in golden words of history and PPP and Pakistan are duty-bound to help in the resolution of this long-standing issue,” the Hurriyat spokesman quoted Bilawal as having said.
Meanwhile addressing a public rally in Rawlakot,Pakistan administered Kashmir, Bilawal accused Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of silently supporting the atrocities committed by Narendra Modi’s government in Kashmir.
“Modi is that friend of Mian sahib (Nawaz Sharif) whose government committed worst atrocities in occupied Jammu and Kashmir,” Bilawal said while addressing the PPP rally in Rawalakot.
“Mian sahib issued a condemnation statement four days after 35 innocent Kashmiris were brutally killed by Indian forces,” he lamented.
The PPP chairman said that if PML-N government managed to win upcoming elections for “Azad” Jammu and Kashmir’s legislative assembly, the message would go abroad that the people of Kashmir have endorsed “Sharif’s friendship with Modi”.
He called upon Britain and United Nations to fulfill their promises they made during the partition time that a right to self determination would be given to the people of Kashmir.