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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  1. I
    Jul 15, 2016 at 10:54 am
    Kill Kashmiri terrorist everyday, then they will have no day to celebrate
    1. O
      Outraged Indian
      Jul 15, 2016 at 11:24 am
      Let them cook in their own juice!!
      1. P
        Jul 15, 2016 at 2:13 pm
        In stan terrorists are matyrs.
        1. J
          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.
          1. A
            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.
          2. D
            Jul 15, 2016 at 11:57 am
            Let us not blame or criticize stan over its desire to declare Burhan Wani, a terrorist killed by our Army as ‘martyr' After all, stan is homeland for Terrorists as seen from Osama Bin Laden to Hafiz Mohd Saeed, Maulana Mod Azar,Mohmad Yshuf Shah and many others.So it is but natural whenever any terrorist dies it will be great sorrow to stan Army and as such they call him martyr.Time is not for away when stan is going to observe 365 days as Black days.stan is getting isolated from world body.
            1. A
              Jul 15, 2016 at 10:51 am
              What ??? Just one day ? We thought you have been celebrating every day of every year since 1947 as black day . Pity India just killed 2-3 terrorist , could have added a 100 more to make it more meaningful to celebrate the 19th of July. Better luck Indian Forces , next time . Shall we say, a 100 more on the same day next month . May be Black day will get shifted.
              1. R
                Jul 15, 2016 at 10:57 am
                You do that boss. stan's days are numbered anyway. You sit and fantasize about Kashmir. Amazing how pigs that can only innocent people think that they will ever succeed in defeating India when they couldnt do it the last 4 times they tried. In fact, your Kashmir obsession is the reason East stan no longer exists.
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