‘Pakistan is standing with Kashmiri brethren in their struggle’

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

20th Jul, 2020. 10:40 am
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Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi says Pakistan will continue to expose Indian atrocities in occupied Jammu and Kashmir at every international forum.

In an interview to state media, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said there is a clear stance that Pakistan is standing with our Kashmiri brethren in their struggle for right to self-determination.

The Foreign Minister said we acknowledge the pledge of Kashmiri people to accede with Pakistan even before the independence of Pakistan.

He said the hooligans of RSS are targeting innocent Muslims and Modi has tarnished the secular and democratic face of India.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said BJP’s fundamental policies towards Muslims have exposed India’s hegemonic designs and expansionist policies.

He said the meeting of the apex committee is scheduled on Wednesday to brief the political and military leadership regarding recent developments in Ladakh.

The Foreign Minister said all Opposition parties are also invited to make unanimous policy on the Kashmir issue.

He said Pakistan is moving in the right direction for the resolution of the Kashmir dispute.

He said China is also unhappy with India’s mischievous activities in the region.

In another statement, while talking about the dual nationality of the parliamentarians, Shah Mahmood Qureshi  said that dual nationals cannot become members of parliament.

He said Elected people are public representatives. The law is clear regarding dual citizenship. Dual nationals cannot become members of parliament.

Dual Nationality Holders

Earlier, the details of assets of 15 special assistants and advisers released on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Out of 15 special assistants and advisors, 5 are dual nationals and two are green cardholders.

Special Assistant for Overseas Pakistani Zulfi Bukhari holds permanent British citizenship, Special Assistant for Parliamentary Assistance Nadeem Afzal Chan has a permanent residency of Canada, Special Assistant for Power Division Shehzad Qasim and Special Assistant for Petroleum Nadeem Babar hold US citizenship, while Special Assistant for Digital Pakistan Tania Aidrus Apart from Pakistan, she is a citizen of Canada and Singapore.

Similarly, Special Assistants for the National Security Division, Moeed Youssef and Shahbaz Gill are US green cardholders.

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