Sharif vows to support struggle of Kashmiri people

, 8:40 AM IST

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today said the world needs to take stock of the plight of Kashmiri people and vowed to support their “indigenous freedom struggle”.

Sharif’s remarks came as he met Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan, the outgoing president of Pakistani-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

The Prime Minister reiterated his government’s firm resolve to extend its fullest moral, diplomatic and political support to the indigenous freedom struggle of Kashmiri people.

“The world needs to take stock of the latest brutalities against unarmed innocent Kashmiri people who are heavily sacrificing for attainment of their inalienable right to freedom,” he said on the occasion.

Sharif also appreciated the outgoing president for amicably conducting state’s affairs during his term in office. The continuity of electoral process has amply strengthened the “democratic system” in PoK.

Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz won last month’s parliamentary elections in Kashmir.

Sharif already appointed Raja Farooq Haider as prime minister of Kashmir and Masood Khan as president. Both are from PoK.