Pakistan will continue to support Kashmiris’ struggle: FO Spokesperson

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office Spokesperson, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, has said that Pakistan will continue to extend its moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiris in their just and peaceful struggle for settlement of the Kashmir dispute.

Addressing the weekly press briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, she expressed concern over the prevailing situation in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said, “We are reminded of the plight of the Kashmiri children, who continue to suffer because of continued siege and brutal oppression by the Indian forces.”

She said an entire generation of Kashmiri children has grown up in a climate of fear, violence and repression. She said Kashmiri orphans suffer in economic hardship, isolation and psychological trauma and scores of school children have been injured by pellets, bullets and teargas shells fired by the Indian forces. Many of them have lost their eyesight, fully or partially, she added.

The Spokesperson also urged India to pay heed to the United Nations call to take preventive measures to protect the children by ending the use of pellets against them.


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