Pak PM Nawaz Sharif Again Praises Burhan Wani, Calls him ‘Vibrant Leader’January 05, 2017 15:31
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif again praised Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on Thursday. He called him a "vibrant and charismatic leader".
Sharif addressed an International Parliamentary Seminar on Kashmir in Islamabad. There he called for an end to the "continued suffering" of generations in Kashmir.
"The world needs to tell India that "enough is enough" with regard to its policy towards Kashmir", Dawn newspaper quoted Sharif as saying.
Referring to Burhan Wani as a "vibrant and charismatic leader", he said that his "martyrdom has become a rallying point for the freedom loving people".
He claimed that "a promise was made to Kashmir 70 years ago, not only by Pakistan and the United Nations but also by India to recognise the people's right to self-determination".
He also spoke about the attempts made to highlight the situation of the Kashmiri people at international fora and told the conference that "Pakistan would continue to support the struggle of the people in the region."
Last year also Sharif while addressing a joint session of Parliament in October had praised Burhan Wani. He said, "this shows Pakistan's attachment to terrorism."
He had also praised the militant while addressing the UN General Assembly on September 21, describing him as a "young leader".
India had strongly criticised Sharif's speech at the UN, describing it as an act of "self-incrimination" by Pakistan.
BY M. DIVYA SRI