LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Ittehad (PAI) took out a protest procession to express their solidarity with the freedom fighters of Kashmir and Kargil sector here on Friday.
The participants were holding banners and placards chanting slogans against the government.
The procession started from Masjid-i-Shuhada and concluded at the Faisal Chowk in front of the Punjab Assembly building. A large number of the women were also present.
The participants also set ablaze the effigies of Premier Nawaz Sharif and President Bill Clinton.
Addressing the processionís participantsí the PAI chief, Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan, said the Washington Declaration was a grave shock to the country after the Pak-Indian war of 1971. He said that the freedom fighters had been fighting for the liberation of their homeland for the last ten years.
Nasrullah said that the Kashmiri freedom fighters would continue their struggle till the freedom of Kashmir. He said that right of self-determination should be given to the people of Kashmir. The Kashmir issue should be solved according to the resolutions of United Nations, he demanded.
He said that Nawaz Sharif had compromised the Kashmir cause for his vested interests, adding Nawaz tried his best to sabotage the freedom movement of Mujahideen. The PAI would provide its support to the freedom fighters, he vowed.
The other speakers, including Senator Jehangir Badr, Sajid Mir and Rao Sikandar Iqbal said that the people would never spare Nawaz Sharif for playing with the sentiments of the freedom fighters. They said the PAI would continue its campaign against the government, adding Nawaz to immediately resign.
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