Pakistan declares Burhan Wani as ‘martyr’; to observe July 19 as black day

Addressing a special cabinet meeting in Lahore to discuss the situation in Kashmir, Sharif termed the "movement of Kashmiris as a movement of freedom".

By: PTI | Islamabad | Updated: July 15, 2016 5:09 pm
Pakistan National Day, Pakistani Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan Day, 76th Pakistan National Day, 76th Pakistan Day, Pakistan day resolution, Pakistan Terrorism, Pakistan news, International news Addressing a special cabinet meeting in Lahore to discuss the situation in Kashmir, Sharif termed the “movement of Kashmiris as a movement of freedom”.

Further needling India on the Kashmir issue, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday declared slain Hizbul commander Burhan Wani as a “martyr” and said July 19 will be observed as black day to express solidarity with people of Kashmir.

Addressing a special cabinet meeting in Lahore to discuss the situation in Kashmir, Sharif termed the “movement of Kashmiris as a movement of freedom”.

“Pakistan would continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support for Kashmiris in their just struggle for right to self-determination,” the prime minister said.

“The Prime Minister termed Burhan Wani as martyr of independence movement,” Radio Pakistan reported.

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He said, the “Indian brutalities will give impetus to the freedom struggle and Kashmiri people will get their right to self-determination for which the whole Pakistani nation is standing behind them.”

The prime minister directed all the relevant departments to highlight the Kashmir issue at international fora.

“Seven hundred thousand Indian soldiers deployed in Occupied Kashmir could not suppress the struggle of
Kashmiris,” he was quoted as saying by Radio Pakistan.

On the proposal of Prime Minister Sharif, the cabinet decided that “Black Day will be observed on Tuesday (July 19) against Indian barbarism in Occupied Kashmir.”

The meeting also condemned the terrorist attacks in France, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Turkey and Indonesia.

Sharif also announced to convene a joint session of the parliament to discuss the situation in Kashmir.

Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid said the cabinet meeting was exclusively called to develop a consensus on extending full support to the Kashmirs.

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    IslamForFooools
    Jul 15, 2016 at 10:54 am
    Kill Kashmiri terrorist everyday, then they will have no day to celebrate
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      Outraged Indian
      Jul 15, 2016 at 11:24 am
      Let them cook in their own juice!!
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        Paul
        Jul 15, 2016 at 2:13 pm
        In stan terrorists are matyrs.
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          John
          Jul 15, 2016 at 11:37 am
          India should celebrate December 16th as Victory day, for 97000 troops surrendered. We should show General Niazi's face with gloom and shame on all TV channels. We should have army parades in every small town on that day.
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            Anil Kumar
            Jul 15, 2016 at 11:34 am
            Porkis can only dream about Kashmir.They often forget about Baluchistan.Days are not far when India will share its border with Afghanistan and Iran.
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