Needling India over Kashmir issue, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday said India will be “mistaken” if it equates the “freedom struggle” of Kashmiri people with terrorism.
“India is mistaken if it considers that a freedom fight can be equated with terrorism,” Sharif said during a meeting of his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s central working party here.
Sharif said Kashmiris were fighting for their right of self-determination and Pakistan would continue to support them.
“Pakistan is committed to the Kashmir cause. No power in the world can stop us from supporting the freedom struggle of Kashmiris,” he said.
Sharif’s comments came amid heightened tensions between
India and Pakistan after the September 18 Uri terror attack that prompted India to conduct surgical strike on terror launch pads along the LoC.
Sharif in the past week chaired Cabinet meeting, addre
ssed a joint session of the Parliament and attended National Security Committee’s meeting to discuss tensions with India.
Monday’s meeting came amidst wrangling with his party how to deal Imran Khan’s threat to shut down capital Islamabad on 30 October over alleged corruption by Sharif’s family.
(With PTI inputs)