In Chicago, Kashmiris Assured Of Pakistan's Support Until Freedom From India

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Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz, also rallied on Monday in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, with the latter shouting the slogan "Kashmir will become Pakistan".

He called upon the ruling and opposition benches to set aside their political differences and work with more vigor for the Kashmir cause. "The Pakistani government wanted to stop me from raising the Kashmir issue", Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Saeed said while speaking at the Nazria Pakistan Trust here.

Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan, which fought two wars over it, and claimed by both it in entirety.

The premier maintained that people of Kashmir have been deprived of freedom for seven decades, and Hurriyat leaders are being harassed continuously.

He said that "immediately after such attacks, so-called Kashmiri Rulers and authorities rush to issue statements of condemnation and probes but till now no criminal or assailant has been penalized or even booked".

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President Mamnoon Hussain is to address the main ceremony of the Kashmir Solidarity Day in Islamabad later today. "We know the pain of our brethren who are fighting against the occupiers for the last 70 years".

He highlighted that six countries 1st Speakers' Conference hosted by National Assembly of Pakistan held at Islamabad in December, 2017 in its declaration has stated that the Kashmir Issue needed peaceful resolution in accordance with UN Security Council to ensure the global and regional peace and stability.

He remarked that forceful occupation of Kashmir was against the modern norms of nation state and people's basic right to self-determination - the right to form government as per people's aspirations free from foreign interference.

He also assured full support of his government for the families of Shuhada (martyred), who lost their lives as the result of Indian shelling.