Kashmir is a lifeline for Pakistan: Khawaja Asif

Kashmir: The year ahead and beyond

Treat criminals as they are. not as civilians.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi spoke on yesterday to the local parliament in Muzaffarabad, the seat of the Pakistani-controlled part of Kashmir. "From civilian to military governments, there has been no difference in our Kashmir policy".

Abbasi said that even if the country remains divided on the issue the indigenous Kashmir struggle will not end, adding that unity in Pakistan will strengthen people like Syed Ali Gillani and Burhan Wani Shaheed.

Hafiz Saeed also criticised ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for not playing an active role on the Kashmir issue, claiming that he would help Sharif become PM again if he helped with the "freedom" of Kashmir.

India can not suppress the struggle of Kashmiris striving for autonomy as its army has deprived them of this basic right, he affirmed.

Dukhtaran-e-Millat Monday observed the "Kashmir Solidarity Day" across JK, a statement issued here said.

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Stressing upon unity for highlighting the Kashmir issue at all the worldwide fora, the prime minister said the issue would remain alive till its peaceful resolution as per the aspirations of the Kashmiri people and the United Nations resolutions.

But unfortunately Pakistan is trying to tear down Jammu and Kashmir and continues attacks on our forces and territory.

He added that the Kashmiri parliamentary leaders have to keep the Kashmir issue alive.

Lambasting the Marxist government in Tripura, he said it had failed to bring development to the state despite being in power for more than two decades and accused the Left government of "25 years' misrule" through "crime against women, unemployment and corruption". The development budget for the AJK had been doubled, he added.

Saeed walked free on November 24 after the Pakistan government decided against detaining him further in any other case, in a setback to India's efforts to bring to justice the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attack.

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