PM Shehbaz ‘strongly denounces’ Indian ban on Eid prayer gatherings in occupied Kashmir – Pakistan

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif “strongly condemns” the ban on Eid prayer gatherings in certain areas of Jammu and Kashmir occupied by Indian authorities on Wednesday.

In a phone call with Kashmir Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas earlier today, Prime Minister Shebaz said Pakistan’s promise to continue expanding moral, political and diplomatic support until the people of Kashmir gain the right to self-determination. was reconfirmed. report by radio pakistan said.

According to the Indian online news portal the printauthorities did not allow Eid prayers at the historic Jamia Masjid in the Nowata district of Srinagar after the Management Committee refused to accept the terms put forward by the administration.

The administration has asked the Management Committee to pray before 7 am and make an appointment to maintain peace and order during and after the meetings.

Meanwhile, Hindustan Times report Even in Srinagar Eidgah, where thousands of people usually gather for Eid prayers, no prayers were held on Tuesdays.

Prime Minister extends Eid greeting to Army Chief of Staff

On Tuesday, the prime minister called President Arif Alvi, the head of the service, local ministers, Pakistan’s pro-democracy movement (PDM) leaders and senior politicians to deliver Eid greetings.

The prime minister sent his warm regards to the local leaders a day after a phone call similar to that of the Islamic world leaders and discussed the local situation.

According to a statement released by the Prime Minister’s Office, the Prime Minister exchanged Eid greetings with Kamar Javed Baz, Army Chief of Staff, Naval Chief of Staff Muhammad Amzad Khan Niazi, and Air Force Chief of Staff Zahir Ahmed Baber Sidu. .

He also spoke with the Chief Ministers of Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and Acting Governors of Balochistan. However, Prime Minister Shevaz was unable to speak on the phone because Balochistan was traveling abroad.

The Prime Minister also phoned and greeted former President Asif Ali Zardari, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Jamaat-e-Islami leader Sirajul Haq and PDM representative Maulana Fazlur Rehman.

According to the statement, he also interacted with allies Maulana Asad Mahmood, Mohsin Dawar, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Sardar Akhtar Mengal, Allama Sajid Mir, Khalid Magsi, Mahmood Khan Achakzai, Ali Nawaz Shah, Shahzain Bugti, Aslam Bhotik and Chaudhry Sal.

The prime minister inquired of Chaudhry Salik about the health of PML-Q’s Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and wished him a speedy recovery.