PM Shehbaz ‘Strongly Condemns’ India’s Banning of Eid Prayers in Occupied Kashmir

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif “seriously criticised” Indian officials’ restriction on Eid prayer gatherings in certain districts of jammu And kashmir on Wednesday.

Prime minister Shehbaz reaffirmed Pakistan’s goal is to continue to extend moral, political, and foreign assistance to the Kashmiri people till after they obtain the right to self-determination in a telephone conversation with Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas earlier today, according to a report by Radio Pakistan.

Officials refused to allow Eid prayers at the ancient Jamia Masjid in Srinagar’s Nowhatta neighbourhood after the managing committee declined to accept the administration’s demands, according to Indian online publication The Print.

The administration had requested that the management committee hold the prayers before 7 a.m. and pledge to keep the congregation peaceful and orderly during and after the service.

However, the Hindustan Times claimed that no prayers were performed on Tuesday at the Srinagar Eidgah, where tens of thousands of people usually gather for Eid prayers.

President Dr. Arif Alvi, military heads, chief ministers of all provinces, leadership of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), and top lawmakers were all called by the premier on Tuesday to wish them Eid wishes.

The premier conveyed kind greetings to the local officials and discussed the political scenario in the nation a day after making similar telephone discussions with leadership of the Muslim world.

The Prime Minister met with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Naval Chief Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu, as per the statement released by the Prime Minister ‘s House, and exchanged Eid wishes with them.

He also met with the chief ministers of Sindh, Gilgit Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as well as Balochistan’s acting governor. PM Shehbaz, on the other hand, was unable to speak with Balochistan’s chief minister since he was on a trip overseas.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Former President Asif Ali Zardari,  Jamaat-e-Islami leader Sirajul Haq, and PDM chairman Maulana Fazlur Rehman were also called, and they all returned the call.

He also met with associates Shahzain Bugti, Maulana Asad Mahmood, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Mohsin Dawar, Allama, Aslam Bhotani, Khalid Magsi, Shahzain Bugti, Sajid Mir, Mahmood Khan Achakzai,Sardar Akhtar Mengal, Ali Nawaz Shah,  and Chaudhry Salik Hussain, according to the report.

The premier enquired of Chaudhry Salik about the condition of PML-Chaudhry Q’s Shujaat Hussain and wished him a speedy recovery.

PM Shehbaz ‘Strongly Condemns’ India’s Banning of Eid Prayers in Occupied Kashmir

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif “seriously criticised” Indian officials’ restriction on Eid prayer gatherings in certain districts of jammu And kashmir on Wednesday.

Prime minister Shehbaz reaffirmed Pakistan’s goal is to continue to extend moral, political, and foreign assistance to the Kashmiri people till after they obtain the right to self-determination in a telephone conversation with Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas earlier today, according to a report by Radio Pakistan.

Officials refused to allow Eid prayers at the ancient Jamia Masjid in Srinagar’s Nowhatta neighbourhood after the managing committee declined to accept the administration’s demands, according to Indian online publication The Print.

The administration had requested that the management committee hold the prayers before 7 a.m. and pledge to keep the congregation peaceful and orderly during and after the service.

However, the Hindustan Times claimed that no prayers were performed on Tuesday at the Srinagar Eidgah, where tens of thousands of people usually gather for Eid prayers.

President Dr. Arif Alvi, military heads, chief ministers of all provinces, leadership of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM), and top lawmakers were all called by the premier on Tuesday to wish them Eid wishes.

The premier conveyed kind greetings to the local officials and discussed the political scenario in the nation a day after making similar telephone discussions with leadership of the Muslim world.

The Prime Minister met with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Naval Chief Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi, and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Baber Sidhu, as per the statement released by the Prime Minister ‘s House, and exchanged Eid wishes with them.

He also met with the chief ministers of Sindh, Gilgit Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, as well as Balochistan’s acting governor. PM Shehbaz, on the other hand, was unable to speak with Balochistan’s chief minister since he was on a trip overseas.

Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Former President Asif Ali Zardari,  Jamaat-e-Islami leader Sirajul Haq, and PDM chairman Maulana Fazlur Rehman were also called, and they all returned the call.

He also met with associates Shahzain Bugti, Maulana Asad Mahmood, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Mohsin Dawar, Allama, Aslam Bhotani, Khalid Magsi, Shahzain Bugti, Sajid Mir, Mahmood Khan Achakzai,Sardar Akhtar Mengal, Ali Nawaz Shah,  and Chaudhry Salik Hussain, according to the report.

The premier enquired of Chaudhry Salik about the condition of PML-Chaudhry Q’s Shujaat Hussain and wished him a speedy recovery.

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