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Pak PM Nawaz Sharif praises slain Hizbul terrorist Burhan Wani, calls him 'vibrant and charismatic leader'

Referring To Burhan Wani As A Vibrant And Charismatic Leader, He Said That His Martyrdom Has Become A Rallying Point For The Freedom-loving People.

PTI | Updated on: 05 Jan 2017, 04:06:10 PM
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

Islamabad:

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif again praised Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on Thursday calling him a "vibrant and charismatic leader".

Sharif while addressing an International Parliamentary Seminar on Kashmir in Islamabad, called for an end to the "continued suffering" of generations in Kashmir.

The world needs to tell India that "enough is enough" with regard to its policy towards Kashmir, Dawn newspaper quoted Sharif as saying.

Referring to Burhan Wani as a "vibrant and charismatic leader", he said that his "martyrdom has become a rallying point for the freedom-loving people".

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He claimed that "a promise was made to Kashmir 70 years ago, not only by Pakistan and the United Nations, but also by India to recognise the people's right to self-determination".

Sharif also spoke about the efforts made to highlight the plight of the Kashmiri people at international fora and told the conference that Pakistan would continue to support the struggle of the people in the region.

Sharif while addressing a joint session of Parliament in October last year had praised Wani, drawing a strong reaction from India which said this shows Pakistan's attachment to terrorism.

He had also praised the militant during his address to the UN General Assembly on September 21, describing him as a "young leader". India had strongly criticised Sharif's speech at the UN, describing it as an act of "self-incrimination" by Pakistan.

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First Published : 05 Jan 2017, 01:53:00 PM

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