April 2017 News

Pakistan Will Support Kashmiris' Political Struggle: Bajwa

30 April 2017
Brighter Kashmir

Islamabad: Pakistan's Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday visited the Line of Control (LoC) and said his country would continue to support the 'political struggle' of the Kashmiris for the right of 'self-determination'. Bajwa, who toured the areas in the Haji Pir sector, was briefed about the 'ceasefire violation' by the Indian troops and the state of preparedness of the army to face any aggression. The army chief said Pakistan would continue to support the struggle of the Kashmiris. 'We will always stand by their (Kashmiris) rightful political struggle for the right of self-determination and recourse to basic human rights,' Bajwa said in an interaction with troops. He accused India of 'state-sponsored terrorism' in Kashmir. Bajwa said that India was not only involved in aggression against the people in Kashmir but also against the people living on the Pakistani side of the LoC and the Working Boundary. 'We will always stand by their rightful political struggle for the right of self determination and recourse to basic human rights, he said. Earlier, upon his arrival, COAS was received by Commander Rawalpindi Corps Lt Gen Nadeem Raza and General Officer Commanding Murree. It was the fourth visit of the COAS to the heavily militarised LoC after taking over the reins of Pakistan army. During his previous visit to the LoC in March, the COAS had dismissed Indian propaganda about the presence of alleged rogue elements along the unmarked dividing line in Kashmir. 'Indian propaganda regarding presence of miscreants along the Line of Control is aimed at spreading unrest in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, but it will never succeed,' he said during a visit to PaK's Neelum valley 'People of Azad Jammu and Kashmir are fully aware of Indian atrocities in held Kashmir as well as Indian agendas,' Bajwa said on the occasion.