Pakistan marks Independence Day, President raises Kashmir issue

"Pakistan cannot forget Kashmiris and would continue to support them to get right of self-determination in light of the UN resolution," Pakistan President said.

By: PTI | Islamabad | Published: August 14, 2016 1:16 pm
pakistan, independence day, pakistan independence, kashmir issue, pak interfering in kashmir, kashmir terrorism, pakistan celebration Pakistanis parade through the streets during celebrations to mark the country’s Independence Day in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2106. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Pakistan on Sunday once again raised the Kashmir issue while celebrating its 70th Independence Day with President Mamnoon Hussain saying the country will continue to support Kashmiris in their bid for the right to self-determination.

Hussain addressed the people during the special flag hoisting ceremony in Islamabad and mostly talked about internal challenges and importance of eliminating militancy.

He, however, also touched upon the Kashmir issue and asked the people that they should not forget the people of Kashmir on the Independence Day.

“Pakistan cannot forget Kashmiris and would continue to support them to get right of self-determination in light of the UN resolution,” he said.

The President urged the people to shun differences and work hard for the prosperity of the country. Earlier, Hussain unfurled the national flag to mark the 70th Independence Day.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Cabinet Ministers and Service Chiefs attended the ceremony that took place amid tight security.

With security on high alert, mobile phone service was suspended in about 40 cities. Internet services were also partially suspended.

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  1. Razi Ashraf
    Aug 14, 2016 at 12:38 pm
    Both Pak and India are guilty in their own way. Pak is guilty of killing it's own citizens all the time. India is not completely free from this crime but on a smaller scale. India accusing Pak all the time is like pot calling the kettle;br/gt;.
    1. D
      Aug 14, 2016 at 10:13 am
      If destiny decides stan to be divided into three parts Sindh, Punjab and Baluchistan no one can stop it.After all it is Allah's wish and one has to accept with grace.
      1. I
        indian chawra
        Aug 15, 2016 at 7:42 am
        Why These Napak stani people are behind Our;br/gt;and so interesting in visiting Indian Express ... lt;br/gt;shooo shooo go watch pak express .lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;पाकिस्तान के फंडे!!lt;br/gt;👉मैच खेलने भी भारत आना है,lt;br/gt;किताब बेचने भी भारत आना है, lt;br/gt;ग़ज़ल गाने भी भारत आना हैlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;इलाज कराने भी भारत आना हैlt;br/gt;एक्टर और एक्ट्रैस बनने भी भारत आना हैlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;तो सालों ........... अलग देश बनवाया ही क्यों ???lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;सिर्फ़ बम बनाने के लिए !!!!!!!!!!😡lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;और तो और सालों को बम फोड़ने भी भारत ही आना है!!!!!lt;br/gt;😡😡😡😡😡
        1. Mansukh Patel
          Aug 14, 2016 at 12:22 pm
          Has any stani read un resolution on Kashmir? They just keep barking like dog's fooling their own people and Kashmiri both
          1. Mansukh Patel
            Aug 14, 2016 at 12:24 pm
            We're already broken into may pieces some we don't want back like stan and Bangladesh but pok , Ladakh, nefa we want back
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