October 2003 News

Pak Not Supporting Kashmiris In IHK: ISPR

16 October 2003
The Pakistan Tribune

Islamabad: Pakistan has reiterated its stance that it was not supporting Kashmiri freedom fighters in Indian held Kashmir (IHK). Inter Services Public Relation Director General major General Shaukat Sultan observed this while talking to Voice of America here on Thursday. ISPR DG categorically rejecting Indian allegation that Pakistan was helping Kashmiri freedom fighters said, 'Pakistan was not taking sides with Kashmir freedom movement, it is totally an internal matter of Kashmiris'. He said that Indian allegation is totally a fabrication, as it was unable to control Kashmir freedom movement and now as an aggravation was alleging Pakistan for infiltration in occupied Kashmir valley. Sultan said that Indian shelling across the Line of Control (LoC) speaks of Indian frustration and when India will provoke the matter Pakistan reserves the right to respond Indian shelling and exchange of fire between Pakistan and India has brought miseries for people living near LoC. He said that in the last few days with unprovoked and indiscriminate Indian shelling in different sectors in Azad Jammu and Kashmir near LoC some eleven innocent citizens were killed while several others suffered injuries.


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